Brandon Nimmo
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New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo, who’s spent the majority of the season on the injured list, has reportedly begun swinging again.

Brandon Nimmo has taken the next step in his return to baseball.

The New York Mets left fielder has begun swinging again, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. Doctors diagnosed Nimmo with a bulging cervical disc in May and has missed all but 43 games this season.

“Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo, who refrained from baseball activities for 30 days following a second epidural injection in his neck, began swinging a bat this week. That represents tangible progress for Nimmo, though the Mets do not expect him to begin playing in even Minor League games until next month.”

Nimmo was posting a slash line of .200/.344/.323 with three home runs and 14 RBIs before he was shut down from baseball activities. The Mets haven’t given a timetable for Nimmo’s return. That being said, the organization could possibly shut him down for the remainder of the year if not much more progress is made.

The left-field spot has been occupied by JD Davis, Jeff McNeil, and Dominic Smith through Nimmo’s departure.

New York currently sits at 13.0 games outside of first place in the NL East division. They’re facing a current record of 44-52. The Mets finish a nine-game road trip in San Francisco on Sunday.

They’ll then return to Queens for a six-game homestand against the San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates. Each series will be three games before they go back on the road on July 30.

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