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Unsigned Michael Conforto (shoulder) won’t play in 2022

Michael Conforto comes off the field during the inter squad game at Citi Field on July 15, 2020 in preparation for the weekends exhibition games against the New York Yankees.The New York Mets Workout At Citi Field On July 15 2020 In Preparation For The Weekends Exhibition Games Against The New York Yankees
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Free-agent outfielder Michael Conforto will miss the 2022 season after undergoing right shoulder surgery.

His agent, Scott Boras, confirmed on Saturday that Conforto, 29, had surgery for an injury that occurred during a workout in January.

The New York Mets selected Conforto with the 10th overall selection in the 2014 MLB Draft out of Oregon State. He made his big-league debut in July 2015 and played in 757 games with the Mets, batting .255 with 650 hits — 132 of them home runs — and 396 RBIs.

He was an All-Star in 2017.

In the abbreviated 2020 season, Conforto hit a career-high .322 but slumped in 2021, hitting .232 with 14 homers and 55 RBIs. He reached base 59 times on walks.

In November, Conforto declined the Mets’ one-year, $18.4 million qualifying offer and opted for free agency.

–Field Level Media