New York Mets: Michael Conforto interviewed by AJ Ramos (Video)

New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto was interviewed by his own teammate AJ Ramos instead of the media.

If you had questions you wanted to ask New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto, then you might not be able to ask them. AJ Ramos crashed Conforto’s time with the media on Tuesday by becoming a reporter and asking his own teammate the real hard-hitting questions.

Ramos made an attempt to throw Conforto off his game by asking why he swings at balls in the dirt. Conforto may have acted smooth but he really didn’t give a solid answer.

Conforto dislocated his left shoulder last year and had surgery to repair it. The Mets have set May 1 as the date in which he will return, however the timetable for his return is “fluid,” according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.

“There’s the May 1 date,” Conforto said, per Abbey Mastracco of NJ.com. “As a competitor, it’s tough for me to look at that date and not want to get out before that. But that’s why we have the great medical staff that we have. We’ve brought in some new people and they’re helping me understand that I’ve got to be the player that I was and the player that I know I am going to be again.”

The outfielder was cleared to start a swinging program a couple of weeks ago and is making progress as he works towards his return.

“I started hitting off a tee a few days ago and I was taking some dry swings leading up to that,” he said. “Everything has been smooth since then and we’ve just got to keep progressing. Baby steps.”

He added that he wants to be on the field with his teammates and give them the best chance to win. Last year Conforto was one of the bright spots for the Mets as he hit .279 with 27 home runs, 68 RBIs and a .939 OPS. Brandon Nimmo or Juan Lagares could replace Conforto as the Mets’ leadoff hitter until the outfielder returns. With the signing of Jay Bruce, Conforto will be in center field when he returns.

AJ, while it was great that you became baseball’s newest reporter, you should focus on spring training and the upcoming season. However, being a baseball reporter should definitely be your second career.

 

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