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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Report: Mets may send down Michael Conforto for minor-league stint

Michael Conforto

Michael Conforto could be going from All-Star last season to minor-leaguer this season.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported on Saturday that the New York Mets are considering sending the 25-year-old outfielder down to the minor leagues to work on his swing. Sherman also adds that the likeliest scenario is that the Mets send him down when Yoenis Cespedes returns from the DL.

Conforto is having a horrific 2018 season thus far, batting .223 with seven homers and 16 RBIs in 51 games. That is obviously a big regression from his 2017 campaign where he hit .279 with 27 homers and 68 RBIs and made his first career All-Star appearance.

Granted, the former first-round pick did suffer a serious shoulder injury last August and underwent surgery in September. That may partly explain his struggles as well as the desire for Conforto to work through his mechanics in the minors, so hopefully it’s a move that can get him back on track.

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