Michael Conforto, who had the Mets' only hit Sunday in a 6-0 loss to the Braves, could be on his way to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Terry Collins told reporters after Sunday's game that he "may shake some things up" in the wake of the last-place Braves' three-game sweep of the Mets, who hit .156 in the series and have lost six of eight to fall to third in the NL East.
A shakeup could include involve the struggling Conforto, who Collins said will not be relegated to a bench role with the Mets. "Michael Conforto either plays, but he's not going to come off the bench."
Conforto, who was 1-for-3 Sunday batting seventh to raise his average to .231, is hitting 8-for-67 in 20 games since May 24. He also has been unable to hit lefthanders (4-for-43 season, hitless in last 19 at-bats). Brandon Nimmo is hitting .327 at Triple-A Las Vegas.
The Mets are expecting Travis d'Arnaud to return to the lineup Tuesday when the Mets open a two-game series with the Royals at Citi Field.