• Despite infielder Wilmer Flores' lengthy hot streak at Triple-A Las Vegas, which has raised his Minor League slash line to .325/.370/.580, Collins said the team has no plans to promote Flores with regular shortstop Ruben Tejada producing. "I don't want to bring young guys up here and have them sit on the bench," Collins said. "I just don't think it's good for their development."
• Collins said he plans to use Bobby Abreu as his designated hitter Tuesday and Wednesday in Seattle, when the Mets oppose right-handed pitchers. Eric Campbell will likely DH on Monday, when the Mets face left-hander Roenis Elias.
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