New York Mets Injury Nightmares Continue: Michael Conforto Dislocates Shoulder (Highlights)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 24: Michael Conforto #30 of the New York Mets leaves a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks with trainer Ray Ramirez after an injury during an at-bat in the fifth inning at Citi Field on August 24, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Michael Conforto’s injury is just another blow to the injury-plagued 2017 season that the New York Mets have endured.

Yesterday was a busy day for the New York Mets, as the team lost both a game and an important player.

As shocking as this is to read since it almost never happens, the Mets had a player go down with an injury. Michael Conforto — the young All-Star outfielder who has been one of the lone bright spots for the team this season — went down clutching his shoulder after swinging at a pitch.

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The team later confirmed the worst fears, which is that Conforto has a dislocated shoulder, as well as a tear in the shoulder. He will most likely be shut down for the remainder of the season.

The Mets lost yesterday’s game to the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2. Rafael Montero was the loser, giving up three earned runs in 5.1 innings. He fell to 2-9 on the season.

Yoenis Cespedes continued his hot streak, hitting his 17th home run of the season. Brandon Nimmo drove in his third run of the season as well. ESNY’s Zachary Weisleder has more on the Conforto injury, as well as the game as a whole.

The Mets will start an away series with the Washington Nationals tonight. First pitch is 7:05 PM and Jacob deGrom is slated to take the mound.

Jon Heyman, in his NL round up for FanRag Sports, had a few interesting things about the Mets. The team does plan to exercise their option on relief pitcher Jerry Blevins, which will cost them $7 million.

The team also paid over half of the remaining money owed to Curtis Granderson to get Jacob Rhame from the Dodgers, who they view as a future major leaguer and are considering making a September call-up.

In a different article, Heyman reports that it does not appear likely that Terry Collins will manage the Mets next year. When Collins signed his extension in 2015, he indicated that 2017 could be his final year.

While, as Heyman notes, nobody around the league seems to think this season has been the fault of Collins, it still looks like the Mets will have a new manager next season.

Additionally, Peter Alonso, the Mets 2016 second round draft pick, has been promoted to Double A, where he will join the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

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Billy McInerney

I’m a student at Binghamton University. I’m a huge fan of the Mets, Rangers, Giants, and Jets, and will be covering them for the site, as well as fantasy hockey, football, and baseball. My twitter is @wmcine