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Mets Could Reunite With Surprising Player in Free Agency

Isaiah De Los Santos
The New York Mets could reportedly reunite with a surprising player in free agency.
The New York Mets could reportedly reunite with a surprising player in free agency. / (AP Photo/Brett Davis)

The New York Mets head into free agency with several important positions to address. One area currently in flux is the outfield, as Brandon Nimmo's uncertain future could cause a shakeup if he doesn't return.

Should Nimmo depart in free agency, the Mets could reunite with a surprising player this winter.

Michael Conforto is one of the options New York is considering if Nimmo signs elsewhere, according to Will Sammon of The Athletic. Sammon notes Conforto is just one of "many" in consideration, but the Mets' interest is notable at the very least.

Conforto last played for New York in 2021, recording 14 home runs and 55 RBIs. He then made the bold decision to decline the qualifying offer from the Mets that following offseason. He's remained a free agent since, failing to play during the 2022 campaign due to a shoulder injury.

Losing Nimmo could lead to Starling Marte shifting from right to centerfield, creating a need for another corner outfielder, like Conforto. Despite his highly publicized exit, the 29-year-old could provide a solid lefty bat for the Mets in 2023, assuming he's healthy again.

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