Mets injury crisis deepens with Michael Conforto, Jeff McNeil to IL

The Mets’ already fat injured list is widening even further, with the inclusion of two important left-handed bats.

ATLANTA — The Mets’ already fat injured list is growing to a dozen with the inclusion of two important left-handed bats.

Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil will be placed on the IL before Monday’s game against the Braves, according to an industry source, after both departed Sunday’s action with hamstring injuries.

Khalil Lee and Johneshwy Fargas will arrive from Triple-A Syracuse to fill the vacancies.

The Mets are placing Michael Conforto (l.) and Jeff McNeil (r.) on the injured list.
Corey Sipkin; Charles Wenzelberg

Conforto and McNeil join Brandon Nimmo, J.D. Davis, Luis Guillorme, Jose Martinez and Albert Almora Jr. among position players on the IL. On the pitching front, the Mets are minus Jacob deGrom, Carlos Carrasco, Dellin Betances and Seth Lugo. In addition, Noah Syndergaard is continuing his rehab from Tommy John surgery.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Mike Puma

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