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With the recent promotion of outfielder Michael Conforto, Terry Collins has a lot of juggling to do with his daily lineup card as far as the outfield goes. Yoenis Cespedes also recently expressed a desire to strictly stay in left field the rest of the season, especially after he suffered a quadriceps injury before the break. Collins has agreed with Cespedes and told the media that he expects to primarily play Cespedes in left field to preserve his legs for the rest of the season. That leaves Michael Conforto a candidate for center field as odd as that may sound. Collins told reporters that Conforto will begin taking fly balls in center field this week, and many believe he could see playing time there when the Mets go to spacious Marlins Park this weekend. Conforto has no game experience in college nor professionally in center field but he’s young enough to hopefully adapt quickly. It may be the only way Conforto could get his bat in the lineup on a consistent basis currently.
Matt Harvey went under the knife today in St. Louis with Dr. Robert Thompson to correct his thoracic outlet syndrome. Harvey is expected to need around six months to recover and agent Scott Boras expects the Dark Knight to be ready for the 2017 season.