Sure, Wilmer Flores plays first, second and third base. All positions the Cardinals have covered. But after 2021, the team may not want to seemingly risk it.
Flores was a 1.2 WAR player for the San Francisco Giants in 2021, playing all over the infield for the club. He was .262/.335/.447 with a +113 wRC. In 139 games, Flores had 18 home runs,16 doubles, and 53 RBI. Defensively, he wouldn’t be an upgrade for an already golden infield but he had zero errors while playing first and second base this season. Unfortunately, when he played third base, he did have seven errors.
Flores definitely wouldn’t be a candidate to take anyone’s current position away with the Cardinals. Rather, he would be an interesting backup in the event of significant injury. As for more regular use, he would be an interesting option when you consider Cardinals’ new manager Oliver Marmol’s desire to use players in more situational settings.
At 30, Flores could be a good fit to provide some leadership for a young bench.