Brandon Nimmo is week-to-week with a low grade pressure in his proper knee and ankle, New York Mets basic supervisor Billy Eppler instructed reporters, together with Joel Sherman of the New York Put up. His standing for Opening Day stays unclear.
Nimmo, 30 later this month, re-signed with the Mets on an eight-year, $162M deal this winter. The left-hander is coming off one other stellar yr through which he hit .274/.367/.433 with 16 dwelling runs over 151 video games. That final determine is necessary, because it was the primary time Nimmo had topped 100 video games because the 2018 season, and solely the second time of his profession. With that in thoughts, there’s affordable trigger for concern when an injury-prone participant is coping with any harm, even when this one doesn’t seem like overly critical.
Having mentioned that, Opening Day is now lower than two weeks away, and with Nimmo set to be reevaluated in every week this improvement would throw a good quantity of doubt over his standing for the Mets’ opener. If that’s the case, the Mets might use Starling Marte in middle area to start the yr, with Tommy Pham and Mark Canha dealing with the corners. Tim Locastro would seemingly be the primary cab off the rank as a backup outfielder, though one different possibility for the group could be to make use of Darin Ruf as their fourth outfielder till Nimmo returns, paving the way in which for rookie Brett Baty to make the Opening Day roster.
Whereas it stays unclear how a lot, if any, of the common season Nimmo will miss, it’s one other blow for a Mets facet that not too long ago misplaced star nearer Edwin Diaz to a season-ending harm and veteran starter Jose Quintana to a long-term harm.