Mets activate Conforto from 10-day DL

Mets activate Conforto from 10-day DL

One of the Mets' top hitters returned from the disabled list on Saturday, but the club also lost another outfielder to a potentially serious injury.

The club reinstated Michael Conforto from the 10-day DL and placed Brandon Nimmo on the DL with a partially collapsed lung.

Conforto missed time after being hit on the left hand by a pitch on June 25 against the Giants. The outfielder, who suffered a wrist contusion, earned his first career All-Star selection by hitting .285/.405/.548 over 69 games.

Nimmo had been used mostly off the bench since making his season debut on June 18, hitting .350/.458/.400 in 24 plate appearances.

Joe Trezza is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @joetrezz. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.