Mets place Flores on DL, recall Gilmartin

The New York Mets have placed infielder Wilmer Flores on the 15-day Disabled List with a strained left hamstring and recalled lefthanded pitcher Sean Gilmartin from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.

Gilmartin, 26, spent all of last season with the Mets after being acquired in the Rule 5 draft on December 11, 2014 from Minnesota. In his first season in the major leagues, the lefthander went 3-2 with a 2.67 ERA (17 earned runs/57.1 innings) in 50 games (one start). He held righthanded batters to a .216 (25-116) average while lefthanded hitters batted .260 (25-96) off Gilmartin in 2015. With runners in scoring position last season, opponents hit .236 (13-55) off Gilmartin.

In the postseason, Gilmartin was added to the active roster during the NLCS and was also on the active roster for the World Series. He pitched in Game 2 of the World Series and tossed 0.2 innings and retired the only two batters he faced.

This year, he was 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA (nine earned runs/32.2 innings) in six starts for the 51s. In his 32.2 innings, the southpaw struck out 34, walked eight and was holding opposing hitters to a .230 (29-126) batting average against. Gilmartin was fifth in the Pacific Coast League with his 2.48 ERA.

In seven games, two starts, with the Mets during Spring Training this year, Gilmartin was 1-2 with a 4.50 ERA (seven earned runs/14.0 innings pitched) and one save.

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