Michael Conforto has an issue with cartilage in his left wrist and has received a cortisone shot. The outfielder is hopeful that he will be able to resume playing in a few days.
Conforto was given the day off on Sunday after complaining of wrist soreness, with a plan to have his wrist examined by team doctors on Monday. He appeared in the ninth inning as a pinch hitter, striking out on three pitches, all of which swinging strikes on curveballs from Brewers closer Jeremy Jeffress.
It has been a tough past few weeks for Conforto, who is hitless in his last 11 at-bats. He got off to a blazing start, hitting .365/.442/.676 in April with four home runs, nine walks, and 16 strikeouts over 86 plate appearances. Since the beginning of May, however, he has hit just .151/.214/.311 with five home runs, 10 walks, and 40 strikeouts over 131 plate appearances.
Conforto’s prolonged slump has dropped his season line down to .233/.304/.451. He hit .270/.335/.506 in the regular season after joining the Mets in late July last year. Despite the recent struggles, the Mets haven't given consideration to demoting him to the minors yet.