The New York Mets currently sit atop the National League East division with a 18-16 record, but things are quickly starting to fall apart. The team is dealing with a number of injuries and that includes hamstring issues with starting outfielder Michael Conforto.
Conforto reportedly felt "pull" in his right hamstring during the team's game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. He has since placed on the 10-Day IL along with Jeff McNeil and will be out until at least May 27. He is scheduled to have an MRI to further lock down the diagnosis.
Mets News: Michael Conforto Injury Update
While Conforto wasn't having an amazing season at the plate, the Mets need all the help they can get on offense. They are averaging just 7.38 hits and 3.50 runs per game so far this season. Both of those marks rank within the bottom 10 teams in the MLB.
Conforto has a slash line of .230/.356/.336 and is third on the team with 13 RBI. He has also scored 10 runs this season and hit 2 home runs. Conforto has been a mainstay in the lineup and has played in 33 of the Mets' 34 games so far in 2021. Replacing him definitely will not be easy.
The Mets called up young hitters Khalil Lee and Johneshwy Fargas in a corresponding move. Neither player has logged a major league at bat yet, but will likely see some playing time as the Mets now have four of their starting eight position players on the injured list.
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