Bruce's addition will give the Mets another middle-of-the-order power bat heading into the 2018 season.
Conforto hit 27 home runs last season and made his first career All-Star team before suffering a dislocated shoulder in August and undergoing surgery to fix a torn posterior capsule. Bruce, who has logged 13 career starts at first base, is capable of spending time at the position if prospect Dominic Smith struggles in his second season.
The move will likely result in what the Mets did previous year playing Yoenis Cespedes and Bruce in the corner outfield spots and having Conforto play center.
Baseball's hot stove has functioned more as a lukewarm cooktop this offseason, but on Wednesday evening, fans were treated to a nugget of significant free agent news. First baseman Carlos Santana signed with Philadelphia for $60 million over three years, and closer Wade Davis got $52 million over three years from Colorado.
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The following off-season, many questioned whether the Texas native who had previously spent his entire professional career with the Reds could handle the NY spotlight.
The Indians expected Bruce to sign elsewhere.
NY began the year with great expectations that were quickly derailed by long-term injuries to Syndergaard, Cespedes and others.
Jay Bruce is returning to the New York Mets. He said his familiarity with the Mets and the city could make a difference in his decision. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN was the first to report the news.