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D-backs infielder Wilmer Flores has right foot fracture

May 22, 2019, 4:37 PM | Updated: 4:42 pm
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Wilmer Flores has a fracture in his right foot, D-backs manager Torey Lovullo told reporters after Wednesday’s loss against the San Diego Padres.

In Sunday’s game against the San Francisco Giants, Flores was hit by a pitch in that foot and left the game. The D-backs placed Flores on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday.

While other names in the Arizona order have been slumping in May, Flores bounced back in a major way. In 16 games for the month, Flores has hit .347 with five doubles, a homer and seven RBI. That helped him recover from a poor start to the season. On the year, Flores is hitting .281 with nine doubles, two home runs, 14 RBI and 13 runs scored.

Flores has started 25 of his 29 games at second base. The 24 other starts have belonged to Ketel Marte (19), Ildemaro Vargas (4) and Eduardo Escobar (1). Vargas was called up on Tuesday when Flores was placed on the 10-day IL.

Without Flores in San Diego, Marte started the first two games of the series while Vargas got the nod on Wednesday.

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San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Lauer works against an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Yoshihisa Hirano works against a San Diego Padres batter during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Yoshihisa Hirano works against a San Diego Padres batter during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) San Diego Padres' Austin Hedges, right, reacts after hitting a double as Arizona Diamondbacks second baseman Ildemaro Vargas picks up the ball during the eighth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Arizona Diamondbacks' Adam Jones, left, reacts after flying out during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) San Diego Padres relief pitcher Kirby Yates, left, celebrates with catcher Austin Hedges after the Padres defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 in a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed, right, tags out San Diego Padres' Eric Hosmer, who was trying to reach second after a single during the fourth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Nick Ahmed, right, fields a sacrifice bunt by San Diego Padres' Eric Lauer as Padres' Austin Hedges (18) arrives safely to second base during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. Lauer was out at first.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Merrill Kelly works against a San Diego Padres batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) San Diego Padres starting pitcher Eric Lauer works against an Arizona Diamondbacks batter during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) San Diego Padres' Manny Machado follows through on a single during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker tosses the ball to starting pitcher Merrill Kelly at first for the out on San Diego Padres' Greg Garcia as rain falls during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Yoshihisa Hirano works against a San Diego Padres batter during the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

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