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After delaying the inevitable, Mets place Michael Conforto on the 10-Day DL

Outfielder heads to the DL while Zack Wheeler returns to the team.

Michael Conforto (Newsday)

Michael Conforto (Newsday)

Out of all the injuries the Mets have endured, this one might upset fans the most. The team sent out a press release stating that they have placed Michael Conforto on the 10-Day disabled list with a bruised left hand. The move was backdated to June 28th, and he is eligible to return from the DL on July 8th. In a corresponding move, the Mets activated Zack Wheeler, who started today’s game against the Phillies.

Michael Conforto has not played a game since a Matt More pitch hit his hand on Sunday. Fans were waiting for the inevitable, as it seemed odd he was kept out of the lineup for the entire week. “CoFo” went through multiple tests in which several doctors confirmed the unfortunate news. After a delay, the trigger was finally pulled.

Conforto may have been the most important player on the Mets to go on the DL. The 24-year old was hitting .285 with 14 doubles, 14 home runs and 41 RBI’s before the injury. His defense will be missed, especially since Curtis Granderson will get more playing time for the team. Brandon Nimmo is expected to start a few games with Conforto unavailable to play.

Once considered an All-Star candidate, Conforto will most likely skip the entire week to heal. Within the next few weeks we will see if his injury is nothing to worry about, or if the gates to Panic City will be open for business.

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