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Michael Conforto dealing with wrist soreness

MILWAUKEE -- Slumping outfielder Michael Conforto is dealing with left wrist soreness, New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday.

Conforto told Mets staff the wrist issue is not compromising him at the plate. He will be examined by Mets doctors on Monday in New York.

Conforto struck out as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning Sunday and is now hitless in his last 11 at-bats. He is hitting .096 (5-for-52) since May 24. Asked if the wrist issue is affecting his performance at the plate, Conforto said postgame: "I don't feel it when I'm swinging. ... Who knows?"

Alejandro De Aza started over Conforto in left field on Sunday for the second time in the four-game series in Milwaukee.

Collins plans for Conforto to return to a starting role on Tuesday, when the Mets open a homestand against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

"He's got a little bit of a wrist issue that's been bothering him," said Collins, who subsequently required a hospital trip because he felt ill. "He said it doesn't really bother him swinging. He's scuffling enough that I thought I'd let him have today and tomorrow to catch his breath."