New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo isn’t close to returning to the lineup, as he’s been shut down for another month.
Awful news for New York Mets fans hoping to get Brandon Nimmo back in the lineup. The outfielder is suffering from a bulging disk in his neck and has been shut down from baseball activities for another month.
Despite no talk of surgery for the young outfielder to repair to disk, according to manager Mickey Callaway, Nimmo won’t be able to see the field for quite some time.
Nimmo has been seeing Dr. Robert Watkins, the same doctor who treated David Wright for his spinal injuries.
The injury has kept Nimmo on the injured list since May 22. Prior to that, Nimmo appeared in 43 games for the Mets, batting .200 with three home runs and 14 RBI for New York. Now that he has to sit for another month, the Mets must continue to patch together their everyday outfield.
Jeff McNeil, J.D. Davis, and Dominic Smith have all spent time in the outfield this season. Carlos Gomez is another guy who has stepped up in Nimmo’s absence this season.
The Mets have missed Nimmo’s bat in the lineup this year after his breakout 2018 season. The energetic outfielder had a slash line of .263/.404/.483 and was a fixture at the top of the lineup.
Nimmo has struggled thus far in his rehab appearances for both Triple-A Syracuse and Single-A St. Lucie. In five rehab games, he’s 2-for-14 with six walks. He was scratched from Syracuse’s lineup last Friday night due to neck soreness.