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Mets call up Michael Conforto, place Michael Cuddyer on disabled list

One outfielder named Michael will replace another.

Chris McShane

The Mets have placed Michael Cuddyer on the disabled list and promoted 22-year-old Michael Conforto from Double-A Binghamton to take his place on the roster.

In 314 plate appearances with the Mets this year, Cuddyer has hit just .250/.303/.380, disappointing production from the veteran after the team signed him to a two-year contract last winter. And recently, Cuddyer had barely been available to play because of a balky knee that kept getting worse. Conforto has hit .297/.372/.482 this year in total, with a .312/.396/.503 line in 197 plate appearances with Binghamton.

Conforto was named Amazin' Avenue's top prospect on our midseason list. In June, Jeff Pasternostro wrote:

"...[Conforto] is closer to major league ready than any bat in the system, and I don't see a huge test for the offensive projection until he reachers the majors...if Michael Cuddyer or Curtis Granderson goes down with an injury, I'd be hard-pressed to argue that Conforto isn't the best everyday outfield option."