Michael Conforto’s standout season came to a premature end on Thursday, as the Mets placed him on the injured list due to left hamstring tightness. The team called up Luis Guillorme to replace Conforto on the roster for the final four games.
Conforto began experiencing hamstring discomfort in the later innings of Sunday’s game at Citi Field. He sat out the next two games, then returned on Wednesday as the Mets’ designated hitter. But the issue resurfaced as Conforto tried to beat out an eighth-inning groundout in that game, leading the Mets to place him on the IL.
So ended the best season of Conforto’s career, at least on prorated basis. Conforto set career highs in average (.322) and on-base percentage (.412), sacrificing some pull power for more of an all-fields approach. But he still hit nine home runs, which would equate to 24 over a full season, while slugging .515.