The Mets announced that Michael Conforto will be activated from the concussion injured list for today’s game. To make room on the roster for Conforto, Rajai Davis—just three days removed from his long Uber ride and pinch-hit heroics—has been designated for assignment. The Mets are hoping that he will pass through waivers and accept an assignment to Triple-A Syracuse, but it is possible that he may get claimed by another team.
Conforto suffered the concussion during the Mets’ game against the Nationals on May 16 when collided with Robinson Cano on a fly ball to shallow right field. Conforto exited the game and then later was diagnosed, at which point he was sent back to New York by train for evaluation. Although he later admitted that he was indeed briefly unconscious as he fell to the ground, he woke up the next morning feeling normal and says he feels 100% and lucky to have avoided terrible symptoms.
Before hitting the injured list, Conforto was one of the Mets’ most consistent hitters, putting up a .271/.406/.521 slash line with a 150 wRC+ over 180 plate appearances. He has already accrued close to 2 fWAR before Memorial Day, and the return of his bat is a welcome sight to an injury-ravaged lineup. He is batting third in this afternoon’s game.