It’s the move Met fans have been clamoring for all season and they’re finally getting what they asked for. Embattled and hobbled outfielder Michael Cuddyer is being placed on the disabled list and young Double-A phenom Michael Conforto will be making the leap to the Major Leagues.
Cuddyer’s sore knee was progressively worse in recent days after weeks of trying to manage the pain with medication. Conforto will be in the Mets lineup Friday at Citi Field when the Amazin’s take on the Dodgers. The Mets’ first round selection in 2014 started the year at Single-A St. Lucie before being promoted to Binghamton where he batted .312 with five home runs and 26 RBIs in 45 games.
Conforto, 22, is being summoned to save a Mets lineup that has struggled immensely in recent weeks to produce runs. Conforto is widely regarded by MLB Scouts as the most potent bat in the Mets farm system, but it will be a tall order for the former Oregon State standout to revitalize an offense that has shown virtually no signs of the life this season.