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Mets likely to activate Michael Conforto on Thursday

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The Mets will likely activate outfielder Michael Conforto from the 10-day disabled list on Thursday, Mike Puma of the New York Daily News reports.

Conforto, 25, started the season on the disabled list as he was still recovering from the shoulder surgery he underwent last September. He took six at-bats during spring training, registering one hit.

Conforto ranked among the Mets’ best players last season, batting .279/.384/.555 with 27 home runs and 68 RBI in only 440 plate appearances.

Puig takes swing at Hundley, both ejected as benches clear

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig took a swing at San Francisco Giants catcher Nick Hundley and both players were ejected during a benches-clearing scrap in the seventh inning Tuesday night.

Puig swatted his bat in frustration after fouling off a pitch from Tony Watson, and Hundley said something to the mercurial slugger while still in his crouch. Puig turned around and walked toward Hundley, the catcher stood up, and they stood face to face and argued for a moment before Puig shoved Hundley twice.

That brought players out of the benches and bullpens. Puig and Hundley were momentarily separated, but Puig ducked around teammates, coaches and manager Dave Roberts before reaching back to hit Hundley. He smacked Hundley with an open hand across the front of his catcher’s mask.

The players were then separated again for good. After discussing with both managers, the umpires ejected both Puig and Hundley.

It was the fourth career ejection for Puig, who had also got into a skirmish with Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner in 2014.