Showing posts with label Wilmer Flores. Show all posts
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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Mets News: Mets demote Kirk Nieuwenhuis to add spot for Flores


Mets News:

A day after Ruben Tejada was beaned with a fastball and departed Wednesday's game in Seattle, the Mets have decided to promote Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas. Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been demoted.

Flores is starting at shortstop and batting seventh in Thursday's series opener at Milwaukee.

The Mets did not have a bona fide backup shortstop on the major league roster, and otherwise would have needed to use Eric Campbell at the position. Although Tejada continues to suffer no ill effects from the beaning by Taijuan Walker, Terry Collins had indicated Wednesday that Tejada was likely to get at least one day off.

Mets News: Wilmer Flores called up from Vegas


Mets News:

Wilmer Flores will be called up from Triple-A, the Mets announced.

He will join the team in Milwaukee.

Flores is hitting .341 with a .376 OBP in 93 plate appearances since July 1. He has eight home runs and 28 RBI over 21 games, and recently had a 23-game hitting streak snapped.

Ruben Tejada was hit in the helmet by a fastball during Wednesday’s game, but was later cleared by the medical staff and traveled with the team to Milwaukee. Eric Campbell took over at shortstop for Tejada.

The Mets said a corresponding roster move will come later in the day.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/20: Montero shaky for Vegas, Flores continues to Hit in loss


Rafael Montero

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/20:


Mets AAA - SALT LAKE 3, LAS VEGAS 0: Caleb Clay went the distance in a three-hit shutout for the Bees. Rafael Montero allowed one run on five hits and three walks in four innings in his first Triple-A appearance since June 14. Montero had been dealing with a strained left oblique. Wilmer Flores went 1-for-4 with a seventh-inning single to extend his hitting streak to 21 games. That is the longest streak by a Las Vegas player since J.P. Arencibia had a 21-game streak in 2010 while Vegas was affiliated with the Blue Jays. The Vegas record is 37 games by Joey Cora in 1989. Erik Goeddel allowed two runs in the sixth. Box

Mets AA - BINGHAMTON 5, TRENTON 2: Brian Burgamy belted a pair of two-run homers and Dustin Lawley contributed his team-leading 18th long ball. With Kyle Johnson on second base, Burgamy launched the first pitch he saw from Dan Camarena in the first inning into the rail yard beyond the left-field wall. Burgamy snapped an 0-for-18 drought with the shot. Lawley followed by lining an 0-1 pitch just over the left-field fence, giving Binghamton a 3-0 lead. Burgamy struck again in the fifth. After Dilson Herrera ripped his first triple as a B-Met, Burgamy blistered the first pitch he saw off the message board in left field for his 17th homer and a 5-0 lead. B-Mets starter Greg Peavey retired the first five Thunder batters he faced before surrendering a double to Tyler Austin. Peavey responded by retiring 13 of the next 14 batters he faced. Trenton threatened in the seventh, putting the first two aboard via a hit batter and a single. Peavey rebounded with consecutive strikeouts before Francisco Arcia looped a single to shallow left. Rob Segedin scampered home from second with Trenton’s first run before Gary Sanchez was nabbed at third on the play. The Thunder pulled within three runs in the eighth against reliever Jack Leathersich. After Casey Stevenson advanced to third on a double play, Ben Gamel lined an RBI single. Cody Satterwhite worked around a two-out single in a scoreless ninth to secure his eighth save. Peavey (7-1) allowed one run on four hits while collecting seven strikeouts over seven innings. Box

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/19: Cyclones win - Conforto goes 1 for 4, Flores Extends Hitting Streak to 20 Games for Vegas


Mets Minor League Roundup 7/19:


Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 6, SALT LAKE 2: Andrew Brown's three-run homer with two outs in the eighth gave the 51s a 3-2 lead after an error prolonged the inning. Matt Reynolds and Wilmer Flores added RBI singles in the ninth and Brown had a run-scoring groundout to cap the scoring. Flores' ninth-inning single extended his hitting streak to 20 games. Box

Mets AA - TRENTON 6, BINGHAMTON 1: Starter Matthew Bowman allowed five runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 innings in his return after two starts in Triple-A. Binghamton had briefly owned a 1-0 lead on T.J. Rivera's first-inning RBI single. Box

Mets High A - ST. LUCIE 8, BREVARD COUNTY 6: With the bases loaded and the Mets down to their final out and trailing by a run in the top of the ninth, Phillip Evans lofted a shallow fly ball that dropped between left fielder Victor Roache and shortstop Brandon Macias, clearing the bases to give the Mets an 8-6 lead. Roache initially broke backward and eventually raced in and slid on the failed attempt. Gavin Cecchini had reached on a one-out single. Gilbert Gomez flied out for the second out. Stephen Peterson then got ahead of Maikis De La Cruz 1-2, but De La Cruz singled to keep the Mets alive. Jeff McNeil followed with an infield single to load the bases for Evans. Beck Wheeler pitched a 1-2-3 bottom half for his seventh save. The Mets fell behind 4-0 in the second and trailed 6-3 in the third, but the bullpen kept the Mets in the game. Jake Kuebler contributed three scoreless innings. Tim Peterson (2-0) retired all six batters he faced. Kuebler, Peterson and Wheeler combined to retire the last 14 Manatees hitters. McNeil finished 3-for-5 with an RBI double, three-run homer and four RBIs. Mets starter Matt Koch gave up nine hits, all singles, and six runs in three innings. McNeil gave the Mets life by hitting a three-run homer, his first with St. Lucie, in the third to make it 4-3. The Manatees scored two more against Koch in the bottom half. Box

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/18: Wilmer Flores Extends Hitting Streak to 19 Games


Mets Minor League Roundup 7/18:


Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 7, SALT LAKE 6: Cory Mazzoni allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings in his Triple-A debut. Mazzoni had been sidelined to open the season because of a right lat strain. Anthony Seratelli had a three-run homer in a four-run sixth as Vegas took a 4-1 lead. Josh Satin produced a solo homer the following inning. Wilmer Flores extended his hitting streak to 19 games. Chasen Bradford surrendered two runs in the bottom of the eighth as Salt Lake pulled to within 6-5, but Danny Muno answered with a solo homer a half-inning later to provide breathing room. The 51s needed the cushion. Bradford also surrendered a run in the ninth and departed with two outs and the tying run on third. Ryan Reid entered and got Luis Jimenez to pop out for the final out. Box

Mets AA - TRENTON 6, BINGHAMTON 5: The B-Mets surrendered four runs in the seventh inning as a 10-game unbeaten streak in starts by Tyler Pill ended. Dilson Herrera went 3-for-4 with three RBIs in the loss. Brandon Nimmo had two RBIs and scored twice. Jake Cave had a game-opening single against Pill and advanced to third on consecutive wild pitches. Tyler Austin followed with an RBI single. The B-Mets answered in the second against Zach Nuding. Travis Taijeron singled and Rylan Sandoval and Kai Gronauer worked back-to-back walks to load the bases for Nimmo. He smacked a two-run single. Herrera followed a two-run double for 4-1 lead. After Pill retired nine straight batters, Rob Segedin doubled to lead off the sixth. He scored on Tyler Austin's double. Trailing 4-2, Trenton did the rest of its damage in the seventh. Ali Castillo singled against Adam Kolarek. After Kolarek walked the next two batters, Jon Velasquez entered. Segedin greeted him with a three-run double that gave the Thunder a 5-4 lead. Austin added an RBI single. The B-Mets trimmed their deficit to one run in the bottom half against Mark Montgomery. Nimmo walked and moved to second on a passed ball. Herrera then had an RBI single. Pill allowed two runs in six innings in a no-decision. Kolarek (1-1) was charged with three runs while recording only one out. Velasquez allowed one run in 1 2/3 innings and suffered his third blown save. Box

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Wright's Cortisone Shot, Niese getting ready for second half, No Call Up for extra infielder, Prospects Showcase themselves at Future's Game


Mets News and Notes:


Syndergaard in 2014 Futures Game
Wright's Cortisone Shot
David Wright insisted he does not deserve to represent the Mets at Tuesday's All-Star Game. More candidly, the captain confessed Sunday morning, even if the National League needed a late replacement, he would be unable to perform.

Dogged by a bruised left rotator cuff and inflammation that recently sidelined him for a week, Wright told ESPNNewYork.com he will receive a cortisone injection in the shoulder after Sunday's first-half finale. He then will spend the All-Star break "out west," allowing the shot to take effect.

Niese getting ready for second half
Jon Niese threw 21 pitches in the home bullpen at Citi Field on Sunday morning, took a break to simulate a half-inning, then threw an additional 17 pitches. It was his first time working off a mound since a 12-pitch appearance on July 4, when he departed after getting struck with a line drive in his lower back.

Niese officially landed on the DL the following day with a left shoulder strain. An MRI last Monday revealed inflammation in the AC joint.

The Mets plan to activate Niese from the DL to face the Seattle Mariners on July 21, to open the second series after the All-Star break. The southpaw will throw another bullpen session when the Mets reconvene Friday in San Diego to affirm his readiness.

Niese is eligible to return from the DL next Sunday, on the final day in San Diego, but Terry Collins prefers having Niese wait until Seattle, where lefty-hitting Robinson Cano poses a big danger.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/6: Syndergaard redeems himself going 7 innings, giving up one run in Vegas win - Flores Homers again


Mets Minor League Roundup 7/6:


Mets AA - LAS VEGAS 12, ALBUQUERQUE 1: Noah Syndergaard allowed just one run in seven innings, with no walks and eight strikeouts. And Wilmer Flores homered again, his sixth long ball in the past four days. Left fielder Cesar Puello hit two home runs in his return from a concussion. Kevin Plawecki had three hits and drove in three runs. Box

Mets AA - ERIE 10, BINGHAMTON 9 (10 innings): Third baseman Dustin Lawley hit his 15th home run of the season in a wild game. Erie tied it when Steven Moya homered off Binghamton's Adam Kolarek in the ninth. The SeaWolves scored twice in the top of the 10th, but Binghamton scored on a bases-loaded walk and then had the bases loaded with nobody out. Kyle Johnson and Dilson Herrera struck out, and Brian Burgamy popped up to end it. Travis Taijeron and T.J. Rivera also homered for the B-Mets. Box

Mets High A - JUPITER at ST. LUCIE (ppd.): The game will be made up as part of an Aug. 22 doubleheader.

Mets A - SAVANNAH 8, HICKORY 2: Second baseman Jorge Rivero had three hits and drove in three runs for the Sand Gnats. First baseman Dominic Smith, the Mets' first-round draft pick in 2013, also had three hits and drove in two runs. Starter Robert Gsellman allowed two runs in 6 1/3 innings for his seventh win of the season. Box

Mets A - SS - PULASKI 4, KINGSPORT 1: Catcher Jose Garcia had two of the Mets' four hits and drove in their lone run. Starter Andrew Church allowed just one earned run in six innings, with no walks and two strikeouts. Box

Mets A - SS - BROOKLYN 7, ABERDEEN 0: Carlos Valdez and Gaither Bumgardner combined on a two-hit shutout. First baseman Michael Katz had two doubles and drove in a run. Third baseman Jhoan Urena had three hits and drove in a run. Box

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/5: Flores Belts Two More HR's for Vegas, Lannan Pitches Four Innings for St.Lucie


Mets Minor League Roundup 7/5:


Mets AAA - ALBUQUERQUE 11, LAS VEGAS 3 - LAS VEGAS 6, ALBUQUERQUE 3: Wilmer Flores, red hot since the Mets sent him back to the minors, homered in both games of Saturday's doubleheader, giving him five in the last three days. Josh Satin had two hits, including a double, in the 51s' Game 1 loss. Starting pitcher Greg Peavey gave up 11 runs on 14 hits, and now has a 12.21 ERA in five Triple-A starts. Andrew Brown hit his 15th home run of the season in Game 2. Box 1, Box 2

Mets AA - ERIE 2, BINGHAMTON 0 - BINGHAMTON 4, ERIE 0: The B-Mets came within one out of getting no-hit in the first game of the doubleheader. Darrell Ceciliani's single with two out in the seventh and final inning was their only hit off Erie's Tommy Collier. Steven Matz, who allowed just two unearned runs in a complete game, was the tough-luck loser for Binghamton. Hansel Robles and two relievers combined on a four-hit shutout in Game 2. Brian Burgamy reached base three times and drove in two of the B-Mets runs. Box 1, Box 2

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 7/4: Flores hits two homers in losing cause for Vegas


Mets Minor League Roundup 7/4:


Mets AAA - ALBUQUERQUE 7, LAS VEGAS 6 (10 innings): Wilmer Flores' second homer of the game, a solo shot in the top of the 10th, gave the 51s the lead. But after inheriting two baserunners from Chasen Bradford with two outs in the bottom half, Buddy Carlyle walked Walter Ibarra to load the bases. First baseman Brandon Allen then had a fielding error on Carlos Triunfel's grounder as Albuquerque evened the score. Carlyle followed by walking in the winning run. Danny Muno had belted a game-tying two-run homer in the ninth to force extra innings. Starter Darin Gorski allowed two runs in six innings. Flores finished with four RBIs. Right-hander Matt Bowman was promoted to Las Vegas before the game, with Cory Mazzoni joining Binghamton. Box

Mets AA - ERIE 9, BINGHAMTON 6 (16 innings): Ryan Fraser surrendered three runs in the top of the 16th, including a tiebreaking solo homer by Aaron Westlake. Starter Gabriel Ynoa allowed five runs on nine hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings in his Double-A debut. With the B-Mets trailing 6-5, Dustin Lawley had a one-out solo homer in the bottom of the 10th to prolong the game. Brandon Nimmo contributed a second-inning solo homer and finished 2-for-6 with three RBIs. Box

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mets News: Mets Send Down Wilmer Flores to make room for Juan Lagares


Mets News:


Centerfielder Juan Lagares was activated from the disabled list after the Mets' 8-5 loss to the A's Wednesday night, and infielder Wilmer Flores was demoted. That leaves Terry Collins without a true backup shortstop, so Ruben Tejada will be expected to start every game for the time being.

In an emergency, Eric Campbell will be the shortstop. He's played only two games there, both this year with Triple-A Las Vegas. He made two errors, according to baseball-reference.com.

Lagares' return also means the outfield will become more talented, and more crowded, too. Collins admits he hasn't figured out how he can share the at-bats.

Curtis Granderson is assured of starting most games. Lagares was playing well as the everyday centerfielder before he left a game June 1 with pain in his rib cage, so presumably he'll play most days. That leaves Eric Young Jr., Chris Young and Bobby Abreu for one spot.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mets News and Notes: d'Arnaud Concussion DL?, Tejada Over Flores, EY Over Lagares, Super 2 Decision, Edgin on the way


Mets News and Notes:


 d'Arnaud Concussion DL?:
Wednesday, the New York Mets began to have concerns that it could be something more serious. And now there's a real chance that d'Arnaud could be heading for baseball's seven-day concussion disabled list.

d'Arnaud passed initial concussion tests Tuesday night, after Soriano inadvertently hit him on the helmet with his backswing in a ninth-inning at-bat. The Mets catcher even remained in the game to catch the final out.

But d'Arnaud was still feeling the effects of the hit Wednesday, and when he felt more symptoms after going through workouts at Citi Field, the Mets decided to administer further concussion tests. Manager Terry Collins said Wednesday night that d'Arnaud will have another test on Thursday.

The Mets have summoned catcher Juan Centeno from Triple-A Las Vegas. While Centeno has not yet been added to the roster, the Mets want him available in case d'Arnaud goes on the DL.

Tejada over Flores:
Collins gave a simple explanation for giving Ruben Tejada a fourth consecutive start at shortstop, after saying Tuesday that he expected Wilmer Flores to play.

"He's too hot to take out," Collins said.

Tejada lost his job a week ago when the Mets called up Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas, then got a reprieve when Flores got sick and had to miss Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Tejada has reached base seven times in three games since then, and has also impressed the Mets with his play at shortstop.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 34 - Wilmer's in there at SS


Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup vs Phillies - Game 34

  1. Juan Lagares, cf
  2. Daniel Murphy, 2b
  3. David Wright, 3b
  4. Curtis Granderson, rf
  5. Chris Young, lf
  6. Josh Satin, 1b
  7. Wilmer Flores, ss
  8. Travis d'Arnaud, c
  9. Jenrry Mejia, rhp

Mets Notes: 


Wilmer Flores starts for the first time at shortstop in a big-league game.

Josh Satin starts at first base over Lucas Duda. Righty batters are hitting .295 against Phillies right-hander Roberto Hernandez this season, while lefty batters are hitting .174.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Mets News: Mets will Promote Wilmer Flores, DFA Omar Quintanilla


Mets News:


Wilmer Flores will be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas, taking the roster spot that had belonged to Omar Quintanilla, who was DFA'd on Wed.  He is expected to share time with Ruben Tejada at Shortstop.

Flores has committed seven errors and has a .941 fielding percentage in 24 games at shortstop with Las Vegas through Tuesday.

The Mets need offense, They will enter the weekend series at Citi Field against the Philadelphia Phillies on a 23-inning scoreless drought, their longest since 2010. Mets shortstops this season have combined to hit .194 with no homers and nine RBIs in 103 at-bats.

Flores is Batting .307 with 5 HR's and 25 RBI's for Triple-A Vegas.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/6: Wilmer Flores has 4 RBI Day


Mets Minor League Roundup 5/6:


Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 7, SALT LAKE 6: Kirk Nieuwenhuis returned to the lineup two days after injuring an elbow while crashing into the outfield wall making a catch in Tacoma. Three of the Las Vegas 51s' eight hits today against Salt Lake went for home runs in a 7-6 victory against the host Bees to open a four-game series. Allan Dykstra started the scoring with a two-run home run in the first inning, while Wilmer Flores and Juan Centeno also homered for Las Vegas (21-10). Flores finished 2 for 4 with four RBIs and two runs scored, and Centeno and leadoff hitter Eric Campbell also scored a pair of runs. Josh Edgin struck out two batters in pitching a scoreless eighth, and Vic Black retired the final three batters for the save. Box

Mets AA - NEW HAMPSHIRE 6, BINGHAMTON 4: The B-Mets failed to preserve a three-run lead and squandered Jayce Boyd's four-hit game. Boyd homered and had two doubles as Binghamton lost its fourth straight. Matt Clark's two-run homer in the third -- his team-leading seventh long ball -- had staked Binghamton to a 3-0 lead. With two speedy runners aboard and one out in the bottom half, New Hampshire shortstop Andy Burns answered with a two-run double. The B-Mets chased New Hampshire starter Matt Boyd in the fourth. Wilfredo Tovar doubled and Matt Reynolds ended the lefty’s day with a single that placed runners at the corners. However, Richard Bleier entered and induced Kevin Plawecki to line into a double play to end the threat. New Hampshire grabbed the lead for the first time with a pair of runs in the fifth. Jon Berti had a run-scoring double to the right-field alley and advanced to third on the play. He came home with the go-ahead run on Burns' sac fly. Trailing by one, Binghamton re-tied the score in the sixth on Jayce Boyd's solo homer -- his first Double-A long ball. The tie did not last for long. Mike McDade

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 5/2: Flores has big day at shortstop - Binghamton, Savannah Both Win


Mets Minor League Roundup 5/2:


Mets AAA - TACOMA 6, LAS VEGAS 4: A half-inning after Las Vegas broke a 1-all tie with two runs in the top of the eighth, Joel Carreno and Zack Thornton combined to surrender five runs in the bottom half. Wilmer Flores homered twice in the loss. Flores (4-for-5, three runs scored) started at shortstop for the first time since jamming a finger on his throwing hand on Sunday. Starter Logan Verrett limited Tacoma to one run on five hits and two walks in seven innings in a no-decision. Box

Mets AA - BINGHAMTON 5, PORTLAND 1: Greg Peavey allowed one run over six innings and the B-Mets supported him with five unanswered runs. Peavey, pitching for the third straight time against the Sea Dogs, stranded five runners in scoring position to earn his first win of the season. The lone damage came in the first inning on consecutive doubles by Deven Marrero and Travis Shaw. In the third, Kyle Johnson (2-for-3, 2 RBIs) singled to start a rally against Portland starter and former Binghamton University Bearcat Mike Augliera. After a single by Wilfredo Tovar, Darrell Ceciliani advanced both runners with a sacrifice bunt. Brian Burgamy tied the score with a sacrifice fly. An inning later, with Kevin Plawecki and Jayce Boyd on base, Dustin Lawley sent a bouncer back to the mound. Augliera fielded it cleanly, but fired erratically to second, allowing Plawecki to score the go-ahead run. Johnson added an RBI single.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mets News: Wilmer Flores leaves game with jammed finger


Mets News:


Shortstop Wilmer Flores departed Triple-A Las Vegas' game after three innings with a jammed finger on Sunday, although the injury is not believed to be serious. Flores nonetheless is expected to undergo X-rays on Monday.

He had trouble swinging and throwing before departing.

Flores is hitting .250 (21-for-84) with one homer and 11 RBIs in 20 games with the 51s this season. He has committed five errors at shortstop.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Mets News: Mets place OF Chris Young on DL, Flores staying up till Niese Activation


Mets News:


The Mets have placed OF Chris Young on the 15 day DL. Wilmer Flores is expected to stay up until Jon Niese is available to come off the DL on Sunday. Andrew Brown is expected to stay on the roster, who is filling Niese's spot.

Young, who missed the Mets' opening day game because of a right quadriceps strain, couldn't make it through the first inning of Game 2 and was replaced by Andrew Brown.

Young, a free-agent signing last winter, suffered the injury over the weekend in the final spring training games in Montreal.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Mets News: Mets have called up INF Wilmer Flores and RHP Kyle Farnsworth


Mets News:


The Mets have called up infielder Wilmer Flores and relief pitcher Kyle Farnsworth.

Second baseman Daniel Murphy, who missed opening day, is expected to go on paternity leave on Wednesday.

Farnsworth will replace Bobby Parnell in the bullpen. Parnell has a partially torn MCL in elbow.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Mets News: Wilmer Flores to start at shortstop over Tejada Tuesday


Mets News:


According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Wilmer Flores will start at shortstop for a third time in spring training on Tuesday. Manager Terry Collins suggested that is unrelated to Ruben Tejada's poor play, which should raise a couple of eyebrows -  if the Mets are going to make a move soon.

Tejada went 1-for-3 with two strikeouts Monday in a 10-7 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. He is now hitting .120 (3-for-25) this spring training.

Collins iterated that he wants to see his agility in action at shortstop as Flores participated in a fitness camp this winter which worked on his flexibility and coordination.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mets News: Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia expected to start in Vegas this weekend


Mets News:


The Mets are expected to start Bartolo Colon on Saturday and Jenrry Mejia on Sunday in Las Vegas, when they play a pair of split-squad exhibition games against the Chicago Cubs.

David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Travis d'Arnaud, Bobby Parnell, Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, Omar Quintanilla, Jacob deGrom, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Kevin Plawecki, Anthony Seratelli and Eric Campbell are among the other players expected to make the trip.

The Mets are partly playing in Vegas to support their Triple-A affiliate, although the primary reason is the big-league club is turning a profit on the trip.

The remainder of the Mets will remain in Florida for split-squad games Saturday against the Twins in Port St. Lucie and Sunday against the Cardinals in Jupiter.
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