Michael Conforto’s injury is just another blow to the injury-plagued 2017 season that the New York Mets have endured.
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.
Conforto has a tear in the posterior capsule in the left shoulder. Surgery possible pic.twitter.com/pYcSFitgql
— Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) August 25, 2017
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.
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.
— Rumble Ponies (@RumblePoniesBB) August 24, 2017