Report: Concerns Over Conforto's Health; 3 Teams In Running

Michael Conforto is one of the last big names left in free agency. So why is he still unsigned? According to a report by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, "some of the teams considering... Conforto are concerned about his ability to throw at full strength, citing the surgery he underwent on his right shoulder last April."

He also notes that if Conforto isn't able to play the outfield right away, and needs to spend some time at DH, it could be hurting his value, and making him less attractive to clubs that are looking for a full-time outfielder.

For his part, his agent Scott Boras insists that Conforto is throwing at 150 feet, which, he says, puts him ahead of players who are just starting to get ready for the season. 

Three teams Rosenthal reports are still in on the former New York Mets All-Star:

Texas Rangers

They've made their pitching run in free agency, now they're focusing on offense, and they are looking for "an impact bat" in left field.

Toronto Blue Jays

Yes, they're still in the market for a left-handed bat, and an outfielder, to fill the void left by the trade of Teoscar Hernandez earlier this offseason. 

New York Mets

After a season out of the league, and a down year in 2021, no team is as aware of what a healthy Conforto can do as the Mets, for whom he starred for six seasons before stumbling in '21. 

But that's not all, apparently.

Another report has the Chicago Cubs and Miami Marlins also with interest. 

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