MLB Rumors: Michael Conforto Approached by Totally Unexpected Team

The market for the last remaining "name" free agent has gone awfully quiet the last few weeks. Crickets. But today comes word of a surprise team inquiring about Conforto's services. 

Wait, the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League have checked in on Conforto? Has he fallen that far? 

MLB Insider Robert Murray said on The Baseball Insiders podcast that he "doesn't know if he'd consider that," and in fact, "would not expect Conforto to sign anytime soon."

During the last week of spring training, Conforto's agent Scott Boras revealed that the former New York Mets outfielder injured his shoulder during personal workouts in January while the lockout was still on. Boras claimed at that time that Conforto "wanted to get back to 100%" before resuming contract negotiations with teams. The agent ensured us at that time that his market was robust. 

Certain teams, like the Chicago White Sox, were desperate for outfield help at the outset of the season, but nothing developed. 

So whether the injury is still lingering for the 28-year-old former All-Star, or whether there's some other reason for the lack of movement, Conforto is still a free agent, and unless he's ready to become a Long Island Duck, it appears there's no end in sight. 

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