From the Blue Jays Twitter Machine:
Bautista has been out since August 20, when his ailment was diagnosed as a bruised hip. Hip, femur, whatever. At this point nothing of the Jays’ season matters but the packing up and planning for Dunedin, Florida next February.
As for Bautista, his year ends with a line of .259/.358/.498 with 28 homers and 73 RBI
Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters today that it was “unlikely” that Michael Conforto will make the opening roster.
Not shocking given the shoulder surgery he had back in September, but given that he seems to be recovering more quickly than first anticipated, it was worth Alderson’s time to make the announcement. Indeed, back in December it was not expected that he’d see much if any game action at all during spring training, but here he is, playing DH today in the Mets game against the Cardinals.
Conforto missed the last six weeks of the 2017 season with a left shoulder injury and underwent surgery in early September to repair a tear of the posterior capsule in his shoulder. He finished the season batting .279/.384/.555 with 27 home runs and 68 RBI in 440 plate appearances. By the looks of things, he should be back some time in April.