MLB Rumors: Michael Conforto On His Way Back To The Majors

While all the big free agents were coming off the board this past offseason, there was confusion as to what happened to Michael Conforto. Turns out he had suffered a shoulder injury during winter workouts. It's long been healed, and according to reports, he may be close to returning to a big league field near you.

According to Jon Heyman of The New York Post, several teams are asking for Michael Conforto’s medicals, and, "he has a good chance to be ready to hit for a contender in September."

New York Mets fans are already calling rookie sensation Brett Baty this year's version of the mid-2015 arrival of the likewise lefty-swinging Conforto.  

Conforto went on to be a 2017 All-Star for the Mets, and averaged about 30 HR per season over a 3-year span through 2019, followed by a sensational .322 average and .927 OPS in the shortened 2020 season. 

But 2021, his contract year, didn't turn out so well, with injuries and a .232 average and just 14 HR. He was still expecting (or, at least his agent Scott Boras was expecting) a $100M payday in free agency this past winter. 

It didn't happen, and now he's just hoping to catch on with a contender for the stretch run.

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