Michael Conforto had surgery on his injured right shoulder and will miss the rest of the 2022 season, his agent Scott Boras said Saturday night.
The ex-Met outfielder initially injured his shoulder in January, according to Boras, who also said the free agent will be ready for spring training in 2023.
“You don’t want any of your friends or teammates to go under surgery, especially as serious as a shoulder surgery, so I wish Michael all the best and a speedy, healthy, full recovery,” Mets’ slugger Pete Alonso said of Conforto Saturday.
Conforto has not signed with another team since turning down the Mets’ one-year, $18.4 million qualifying offer in November to enter free agency.
His entrance into the market was highly touted by his agent, who dubbed Conforto the “King of Queens” in free agency.
Conforto spent the entirety of his career with the Mets, who drafted him in the first round of the 2014 Draft out of Oregon State University.
He made his big-league debut midway through the 2015 season.
He had a career-15.7 WAR, a .255/.356/.468 slash line and .824 OPS after seven seasons in Flushing.