The New York Mets announced on Friday afternoon that Brandon Nimmo has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Nimmo’s return is the corresponding move for Kevin Plawecki being placed on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to April 12, with a non-displaced hairline fracture of his left hand.
Nimmo was optioned to Triple-A on April 10 and could only return to the Mets in less than 10 days if a player was placed on the disabled list.
Nimmo, 25, is batting .333 (3-9) with a .600 on-base percentage in six games with New York. He was on New York’s Opening Day roster before he was optioned to Las Vegas (AAA) on April 10. Nimmo was 2-4 with an RBI in one game for the 51s.
Mets also announced that right-handed reliever Jacob Rhame has been optioned to Vegas.Â Â Rhame, 25, was 0-0 with one save and a 7.36 ERA (three earned runs/3.2 innings).
Mets today also announced that the club has selected the contract of catcher Jose Lobaton from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.
Lobaton, 33, was hitting .333 (7-21) with one homer and six RBI in five games with Las Vegas. He was signed as a minor league free agent on December 15, 2017. Lobaton has hit .218 (237-1,085) with 45 doubles, 21 homers and 103 RBI over parts of eight seasons in the majors with the Padres, Rays and Nationals. He hit four home runs and drove in 11 runs over 51 games for Washington last year.