A day after GM Brodie Van Wagenen said the Mets were waiting to see what baseball activities he could participate in, Michael Conforto was seen on Citi Field looking like his normal self.
Conforto was deemed symptom-free of his concussion over the weekend, and the Mets were awaiting his test results to see how to proceed. Well, the veteran outfielder was playing catch and "delivering throws with some zip," per MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. He even said Conforto came out of the clubhouse "smiley," which is always a good sign.
Conforto was placed on the 7-day concussion DL on Friday after leaving Thursday's game against the Nationals in the bottom of the fifth inning after getting hit in the face by Robinson Cano's shoulder while both of them were trying to field a fly ball.
Conforto was diagnosed with a concussion after the game.
During the play where Conforto was injured, Cano called for the ball and then had it nick off his glove and land in fair territory. Conforto was also calling for the ball late.
In place of Conforto, the Mets have been using Carlos Gomez most of the time as an outfeld replacement, though J.D. Davis is getting a start in the outfield on Monday night.
Conforto is eligible to return from the DL on Friday.