Michael Conforto is on his way to New York to meet with Mets' medical director Dr. David Altchek, according to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. The outfielder tweaked his side making a catch on Saturday, received an MRI in Florida, but will now return to New York for further testing.
Conforto logged five innings in Saturday's game against the Nationals, going 1-for-2. The injury may have occurred in the fourth inning as he was battling the sun attempting to make a catch on a ball hit by Andrew Stephenson.
Conforto was shielding his eyes and may have briefly lost sight of the ball, causing him to lunge to his left at the last second to make the catch. He remained in the game for the fifth inning, where he dealt with the sun to make another catch, and was replaced along with other Mets starters at the start of the sixth.
Following a left shoulder dislocation that ended his 2017 season in August, Conforto has remained relatively healthy since. He played in 150-plus games in both 2018 and 2019.
Conforto has three hits in 14 spring training at-bats this season.