Agent Provides Update On Michael Conforto Free Agency Status

Michael Conforto has a bit of a tough task on his hands, as he is attempting to secure a free agent contract coming off a season in which he didn't play, and a season before that in which he underperformed. Understandable, then, that he wants to re-establish his market value this year. His agent, Scott Boras says he's talking to "a number of teams" about a short-term contract. 

Boras says they're looking for a deal of "probably a couple years with an opt-out." 

The agent also says that Conforto is "back to full health" after suffering a shoulder injury in a personal workout during the lockout last January. That left him unable to play in 2022. 

Conforto, going into his age-30 season, spent his first seven years with the New York Mets, and was an All-Star in 2017. He's compiled a lifetime .255 average with an .824 OPS. He had three straight seasons of better than 27 HR before the shortened 2020 year, then had a down season in walk-year in 2021, battling injuries and hitting just .232 with 14 long balls. 

A short-term contract with an opt-out after the coming season gives him the opportunity to bet on himself and put up a good season to take into free agency again next year. 

Teams that have been linked to him thus far include the Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners and his old team, the Mets. 

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