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Some MLB clubs are ‘concerned’ about ex-Mets All-Star, insider says

Michael Conforto remains a free man. And there’s a good reason why.

The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports “Some of the teams considering free-agent outfielder Michael Conforto are concerned about his ability to throw at full strength, citing the surgery he underwent on his right shoulder last April. If Conforto requires time at designated hitter, he might be less attractive to clubs that want more of a full-time outfielder.”

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However Rosenthal also reports uber-agent Scott Boras said his client is throwing at 150 feet. According to Rosenthal, the Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays and New York Mets are among the teams interested in Conforto.

Last week, MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reported “Conforto is seeking a short-term contract of ‘probably a couple years with an opt-out,’ according to his agent Scott Boras, after missing all of this season with a shoulder injury. Conforto is ‘back to full health,’ per Boras, and talking to ‘a number of teams.’”

The New York Post’s Jon Heyman reported “The Marlins, Cubs and Astros are linked to Michael Conforto.”

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Conforto sat out the 2022 season while he recovered from shoulder surgery.

There was talk that he could sign with a contender for the stretch run, but a deal never materialized.

Conforto, an All-Star in 2017, played with the Mets from 2015 to 2021. In his final season with the Mets he hit .232 with 14 homers and 55 RBI. After the 2021 season, Conforto declined a one-year $18.4 million qualifying offer from the Mets an instead became a free agent.

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Mike Rosenstein may be reached at mrosenstein@njadvancemedia.com.




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