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Michael Conforto Won't Play This Year: MLB World Reacts

A New York Mets batting helmet.

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 08: A New York Mets batting helmet in the dugout before a spring training baseball game against the Houston Astros at Clover Park on March 8, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Mets defeated the Astros 3-1. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Michael Conforto is going to have to wait until next season to play again in the MLB.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and Fox Sports spoke to Conforto's agent Scott Boras, who confirmed that Conforto underwent shoulder surgery.

“Last week Michael Conforto underwent successful shoulder surgery by Dr. Neil ElAttrache," Boras said. "He is expected to make a full recovery and return to play in spring training 2023.”

Conforto spent the 2021 season with the New York Mets before hitting the free agent market after the season. He finished that season with 14 home runs and 55 RBI's while batting .232. That was his seventh season with the Mets. His best season with them came in 2019 when he hit 33 home runs and drove in 92 runs while batting .257. The MLB world now understands why he didn't sign with another team.

Here's to a speedy recovery for Conforto going into next season.