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Wilmer Flores is fielding ground balls at shortstop today, after initially starting the morning at second. Of course, he was on the back field with other players vying for back-up roles, as Ruben Tejada and Omar Quintanilla stood at shortstop on a separate field with David Wright, Daniel Murphy and the starting squad...

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It's hard to judge if he can be a big-league, every-day shortstop based on groundballs off a fungo hit by a guy in his 70s...

That said, he does look more confident in the field. He may or may not be more agile. It's tough to say. But, again, his feet are more calm, he isn't as jumpy as I remember from other springs, and he looks more locked in and ready, all of which are a step in the right direction...

J.P. Ricciardi was on hand and seemed to be mostly watching Flores, occasionally chatting with Wally Backman and Edgardo Alfonso, who were on hand to help, feed ground balls and provide feedback...

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