Mets place Michael Conforto, Jeff McNeil on IL

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The Mets placed outfielder Michael Conforto and infielder Jeff McNeil on the 10-day injured list with hamstring injuries on Monday and provided updates on the rehab plans for pitchers Noah Syndergaard, and Seth Lugo as well as infielder J.D. Davis.

Conforto and McNeil left Sunday’s game with the injuries, Conforto (right hamstring) in the first inning and McNeil (left) in the second. McNeil missed games last week with cramping issues.

It’s another blow to the injury-ravaged Mets, who already have Davis, Syndergaard, Lugo, Jacob deGrom, Brandon Nimmo, Albert Almora Jr., Luis Guillorme, Dellin Betances, Jose Martinez and Carlos Carrasco on the IL.

The team’s ace, deGrom, could return on Friday.

McNeil, 29, is hitting .242/.336/.374 with three homers and 13 runs scored while Conforto, 28, is batting .230/.356/.336 with two homers and 13 RBIs.

Davis (hand) starts a rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Syracuse while Lugo (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment, also on Tuesday, with Class-A St. Lucie.

Syndergaard (Tommy John surgery recovery) will start his rehab assignment Wednesday with St. Lucie, where he is scheduled to get the start. He is projected to return to the Mets around the middle of June.

Lugo was transferred to the 60-day IL on Monday to make room for Johneshwy Fargas on the 40-man roster, but the expectation is that he will be back May 31 when he is first eligible.

Fargas was drafted by the Mets in the 11th round of the 2013 draft.

–Field Level Media