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Mets Call Up Michael Conforto

 The New York Mets called up outfielder Michael Conforto. (Gabe Rodriguez)

The New York Mets called up outfielder Michael Conforto. (Gabe Rodriguez)

The New York Mets called up outfielder Michael Conforto on Friday as he made his Major League debut that night at Citi Field against the LA Dodgers.

The Mets’ top five prospect was called up from Double-A Binghamton when Michael Cuddyer was put on the DL after suffering a bone bruise below his left knee.

Conforto went 0 for 3 on the night but did collect his first Major League RBI when he grounded out in the bottom of the fifth to send home Lucas Duda. Conforto is now the 1,000th player in the Mets’ Organization to get a RBI in their MLB debut.

The 22 year old was drafted in the First Round of the 2014 MLB Draft (10th Overall) while playing at Oregon State. He started the 2015 season with the High-A St. Lucie Mets where he hit .283 along with seven homers and 28 RBIs.  He was then promoted to Double-A on June 26 where he was currently hitting .312 with twenty-six RBIs and five homers in forty-five games. He also appeared in the 2015 All-Star Future’s Game two weeks ago where he had two hits.

The Mets loss to the Dodgers 7-2 on Friday night.

Bethany Cohen

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