The Mets announced last night that an MRI on Michael Conforto’s shoulder showed a tear in the posterior capsule in the shoulder. In the fifth inning of the team’s loss to the Diamondbacks yesterday, Conforto came up collapsed to the ground in pain after swinging at a pitch and had to leave the game. The injury could require surgery, and the team says all treatment options are being considered. There’s currently not any timetable for Conforto’s return.
Assuming his season is done, Conforto ends 2017 having hit .279/.384/.555 with 27 home runs, 68 RBIs, and a 145 wRC+ in 440 plate appearances. In a lost season, he was the Mets’ lone All-Star and generally one of the few very bright spots of the year. After an excellent rookie season in 2015, he struggled last year and spent some time in the minors, but his bounce-back season this year had been an encouraging sign of things to come.