MLB Rumors: 5 Teams Linked To Michael Conforto

The chatter around free agent Michael Conforto is ratcheting up, as all the other big name outfielders are coming off the board. Both Andrew Benintendi  and Joey Gallo were scooped up on Friday. 

There are now five teams being noted by MLB Insiders who are "in" on Conforto. His agent, Scott Boras, recently said he'd be looking for a short multi-year contract with an opt-out after 2023, where he has a chance to re-establish his value. 

Conforto missed the entire 2022 season with a shoulder injury, and had a poor 2021 walk year with the New York Mets. 

Here are the five teams in the hunt:

Miami Marlins

Jon Heyman of the New York Post has noted the Marlins interest. And surely, they're in desperate need of offense from wherever they can find it, at nearly every position around the diamond. The Fish finished 28th in slugging in 2022. 

Chicago Cubs

Another team looking for offense, and plenty of it. They're also in on Dansby Swanson, and others.

Texas Rangers

They've already made some big splashes on the free agent market, but are still looking for a corner outfielder.

Houston Astros

The team is still in the market for an outfielder, though they're also looking at trades, as well as their own free agent, Michael Brantley.

New York Mets

The incumbents (sort of) are considering bringing Conforto back. No team knows the kind of impact he can have, if healthy and at the top of his game.

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