Mets activate Michael Conforto, place Brandon Nimmo on the DL
The New York Mets today announced that they have recalled outfielder Michael Conforto from his rehabilitation assignment and activated him from the Disabled List. Conforto will wear #30 and will be available for today's game in St. Louis. In addition, New York placed outfielder Brandon Nimmo on the 10-Day Disabled List, with a partially collapsed lung.
Conforto, 24, had been on the DL, retroactive to June 28, with a bruised left hand. He went 3-4 with two singles, one double, one run scored and one RBI in a rehabilitation game Thursday for St. Lucie (A) vs. Charlotte. He played nine innings in centerfield.
Conforto was named to the 2017 NL All-Star team and is the second-youngest Mets outfielder named to an All-Star team behind Darryl Strawberry. Conforto ranks seventh in the majors with a .405 on-base percentage and 10th with a .953 OPS. He's hit a career-high 15 home runs and has 41 RBI while batting .285 in 69 games this year.