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Ex-Met Michael Conforto’s injury slowing down contract talks

Michael Conforto injured his proper throwing shoulder diving in a defensive drill in January, slowing down each his exercises and his willingness to signal a contract, his agent, Scott Boras, informed The Post.

Boras mentioned Conforto had requested him to not negotiate a contract till the outfielder was fully healed. Boras mentioned Conforto returned to hitting 5 weeks in the past and is now again to “his normal swing plane” and figuring out for groups in Arizona, the place Conforto resides. Boras described the injury as a “strain.”

Conforto is essentially the most distinguished free agent nonetheless out there from this market. He turned down the $18.4 million qualifying provide from the Mets, an indication that off of a down 2021 season he believed he would discover a sturdy, multiyear contract. But the 2022 season is every week away and nonetheless Conforto doesn’t have a house.

Boras insisted that Conforto’s market shouldn’t be being harm a lot by the draft compensation tied to a participant who turned down a qualifying provide. He mentioned now that Conforto is again doing full exercises there’s a strong market for his companies.

Michael Conforto
Michael Conforto
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Nevertheless, Boras wouldn’t provide a timeframe for when Conforto would possibly signal, saying “I am not divine.” Boras did say, “There is a great deal of interest in this guy. We are really just starting the [negotiating] process now that he is swinging normal. … He wanted to have his normal swing plane [before serious negotiations]. Now, he is able to illustrate that with impressive workouts.”

Conforto, who turned 29 this month, hit simply .232 with 14 homers and a .729 OPS in 2021. He has performed for simply the Mets, the group that drafted him. But the Mets signed free-agent outfielders Mark Canha and Starling Marte to group with Brandon Nimmo and haven’t, to this point, proven a lot curiosity in a reunion.

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