Michael Cuddyer's knee hasn't responded to any sort of treatment and as a result he has been placed on the disabled list, according to an announcement from the Mets. In his place, the Mets have promoted their most ready hitting prospect, Michael Conforto, from Double-A Binghamton.
The Mets were hoping that the treatment for Cuddyer's knee would be able to work with some time, to the point that they played pretty much with a 24 man roster while they waited to make a decision on Cuddyer's knee. It's also a very quick about-face from the front office on Conforto. It was just a couple of days ago that manager Terry Collins said the team would look to Triple-A if Cuddyer needed to be placed on the disabled list.
If #Mets have to DL Cuddyer, Collins says, they're looking at a call-up from Las Vegas. Other options *cough, cough* not on the table.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) July 20, 2015
Conforto was ranked as the team's seventh best prospect by Baseball America before the season . The 22-year-old was drafted in 2014 by the Mets and was considered one of the more "ready" bats in that class, along with Chicago's Kyle Schwarber. In 45 games with Double-A, Conforto hit .312 with a .396 on-base percentage. There were concerns about Conforto being able to make the jump from Double-A to the majors, but the Mets have a pressing need for offense.