Giants Get Injury Update on Michael Conforto After Signing

David Kaestle
Michael Conforto's latest injury update is encouraging for the Giants.
Michael Conforto's latest injury update is encouraging for the Giants. / Associated Press

Michael Conforto was one of the bigger names on the free-agent market last offseason, projecting to land a lucrative contract with an outfielder-needy team. Well, a shoulder injury and subsequent surgery scared teams off. Conforto then sat out the entire 2022 campaign, but came into this year looking to get things back on track.

The San Francisco Giants decided to take a chance on the 29-year-old OF, singing him to a two-year $36 million contract, with a player option after the first season.

Michael Conforto Injury Update

There are still concerns over his current and long-term health, especially when it comes to him playing the outfield. The Giants got an update on Conforto's recovery timeline on Tuesday, and the news seems positive, claiming Conforto will be 100 percent by opening day.

About 200 feet isn't quite as far as Conforto will be forced to throw when playing the outfield, but he also has a few months to keep building up that strength before the games start to count.

If he can regain his full strength and abilities, than this will be a great deal for the Giants. On the flip side, it might mean they only get him for one season, especially at this price. If Conforto has a healthy and productive 2023 season, he will without a doubt opt out of his contract in search of a long-term deal with more money.

Whether that's in San Francisco, or somewhere else, depends on a whole lot of unknown over the course of next season.

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