Michael Conforto heads back up to NY; return coming soon?

According to SNY’s Steve Gelbs, Michael Conforto is en route to New York to join the team this week. He’s eligible to come off the Disabled List on April 5th when the Mets start their first road trip in Washington.

There’s been no official announcement from the Mets that he will in fact be activated on that date but all signs are pointing that way.

Conforto, who is recovering from offseason surgery to repair a torn posterior capsule in his left shoulder , was expected to return by May 1st so this extremely encouraging news for Mets fan everywhere.

The 25 year old outfielder appeared in 109 games last season and was the team’s lone representative at the All Star Game. Conforto hit .279 with a .384 on base percentage with 27 home runs and 68 RBI’s.

Conforto’s return would put the team at full health. When’s the last time a Mets fan can say that?

If Conforto is able to bounce back and return to his All Star form, the Mets will feature an outfield with the potential to all hit 30 plus home runs. His return will also push Brandon Nimmo and Juan Lagares to bench roles. That gives manager Mickey Callaway plentiful depth to work with going forward.

Were two games into the season but with all that went wrong for the Mets in 2017, good news like this will be more than welcome in 2018.

 

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