The Mets are considering carrying Michael Conforto on the Opening Day roster, initially in a pinch-hitting capacity, according to Mickey Callaway
Conforto was originally expected to return to the Mets at the beginning of May, but was able to play in the outfield in a Grapefruit League game on Saturday against the Cardinals. Over two games with the big league club this spring, Conforto has gone 1-6 with two walks.
Last season, Conforto hit .279/.384/.555 with 27 HR and 68 RBI in 373 at bats. He made the NL All-Star team.
But Conforto dislocated his shoulder toward the end of last season, which required surgery to repair the posterior capsule last Aug. 24. The initial diagnosis was that it would require at least a six-month recovery.
If Conforto doesn't make the roster, the assumption is that Phillip Evans will grab the last spot until Conforto returns.