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Nimmo Debuts For New York Mets, Reyes Returns To Organization

The New York Mets look to close the book on a successful series in Atlanta before heading to D.C. for a three-game set with the Washington Nationals.

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If all goes as planned, and the New York Mets return to the postseason in 2016 — making a strong push to the Fall Classic — then today, June 26th, could go down as one of the most important calendar dates of the season.

Finding Nimmo

Brandon Nimmo, the 23-year-old top outfield prospect, is making his major league debut in left field for the Mets on Sunday.

In 63 games this year with Triple-A Las Vegas, in the hitter friendly Pacific Coast League, Nimmo is slashing .328/.409/.508.

Today begins a new journey for the neophyte in which we’ll see if his minor league prowess translates into MLB production.

The 2011 first-round pick was Sandy Alderson’s first selection as general manager of the Mets.

Reyes Returns

A couple hundred miles north, another player will debut for New York’s best organization, but not for the first time.

Former greatest shortstop in Mets history and current third baseman with something to prove, Jose Reyes, begins a week to 10-day minor league tune-up in preparation for his return to Flushing.

That tune-up officially starts Sunday at 4:05 pm EST when Reyes will don a Brooklyn Cyclones uniform while manning third base.

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In other news, Bartolo Colon will take the mound for New York five days after taking a liner off his thumb. He exited after tossing just four pitches in the club’s 2-0 win over Kansas City.

On Saturday, Kelly Johnson was a hero. By Sunday, he’s a leadoff hitter.

With Curtis Granderson and Asdrubal Cabrera both getting the day off, Johnson will tasked with playing left field while Nimmo takes Grandy’s spot in right.

Matt Reynolds will start at shortstop.

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Jeremy Fialkow was born and raised in Miami, FLA, but currently studies at the University of Maryland. When he's not studying hard, he can be found supporting his sometimes hopeless NY teams: Knicks, Mets, Jets, and Isles. Your sympathy is appreciated.