Thursday, April 5, 2018

Mets Activate Conforto

FLUSHING, N.Y., April 5, 2018 – The New York Mets today announced that the club activated outfielder Michael Conforto from the 10-Day Disabled List and optioned infielder Phillip Evans to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League. Conforto will wear #30 and will be available for today’s game at Washington.

Conforto, 25, hit .279 (104-373) with 20 doubles, 27 home runs and 68 RBI in 109 games last year. He was named to the NL All-Star team. Conforto’s last game in the majors was August 24, 2017. He was placed on the Disabled List on August 25 with a dislocation of his left shoulder and a tear in the posterior capsule in the shoulder. Conforto underwent surgery to repair the tear in the posterior capsule in his left shoulder on September 6 in Los Angeles.

At the time of his season-ending injury, Conforto ranked among NL leaders in OPS (.944, ninth), OBP (.386, 12th) and slugging percentage (.558, ninth). He was also the first Met to hit at least 25 homers in his age 24 season or younger since David Wright hit 30 homers in his age 24 season in 2007.

Conforto has hit .256 (218-851) with 55 doubles, 48 home runs, 136 RBI and a .348 on-base percentage in 274 games with the Mets since 2015.

Evans, 25, was 0-3 in three pinch-hitting appearances this year.

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