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New York Mets: Michael Conforto returns at opportune time

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 17: Michael Conforto
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 17: Michael Conforto /

New York Mets outfielder, Michael Conorto returns to the squad today as he is activated from the 10-day disabled list.

Conforto will play his first game for the Mets this afternoon since August 24th, when he dislocated his left shoulder in what was a horrific moment for the young stud.

The 25-year-old outfielder had surgery to repair his torn posterior capsule back in September and was fast-tracked back to the big leagues.

Scooter was in the middle of a fantastic 2017 campaign prior to the injury, hitting to a .279/. 384/.555 slash line with 27 homers and 68 RBI in 109 games played.

For his three-year career, Conforto has hit to a .256/.348/.495 slash with a total of 48 homers and 136 RBI.

We have yet to see a full 162-game season from Conforto, he has played in 109 games in both 2016 and 2017 as well as 56 games in his MLB-debut season.

Seeing the numbers he could put up over a full season without injury or regression would be a sight to witness.

The return of the man with the sweet swing could not come at a better time for the Metropolitans as they open up a series with the division rival, Washington Nationals.

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Conforto returns to a lineup that has had early success but will only better it. He has quickly become one of the most exciting young players in the game today.

It will be interesting to see how Mickey Callaway juggles the outfield from here on forward as Brandon Nimmo has shown his ability to play at the big league level.

This could also mean some time at first base for Jay Bruce who showed a willingness to move over to the position as needed.

As they say though, too many good players is always an okay problem to have.

With the return of the Mets’ wonder-boy, things only continue to look up for this team in what feels to be a completely different look for a squad that has not changed much over the past few seasons.

The team did option utility-man, Philip Evans to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for Conforto on the 25-man roster.