Nimmo Recalls When Wright First Reached Out to Him

Mets’ outfielder Brandon Nimmo has made a name for himself in 2018 after a successful season. But when he was just a kid from Wyoming who got drafted in the first round of the 2011 draft, it was the face of the Mets franchise, David Wright, who reached out to him.

“He said he was looking forward to us playing together and helping out the team and winning a World Series together,” Nimmo said, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. “That was something special for me on that day.”

Wright, who was activated from the disabled list on Tuesday, will get to play with Nimmo for the first time, seven years after that phone call.

Nimmo is looking forward to playing with Wright during this final homestand of the season, and has tried to “compensate for lost times” over the last few weeks with Wright.

“He is just a natural leader, a good presence to have in the clubhouse,” Nimmo said. “He keeps everybody in check and he is really easy and fun to joke around with.

“He knows when to and when not to [joke] and that is actually a tough thing to find nowadays, so we all respect him and all really love his presence around the clubhouse, we obviously wish we could have it more, but it has been great for what we have gotten this year.”

There are only nine Mets on the active roster who have played with Wright, according to Puma. One of them is Michael Conforto.

It’s special for us, the few guys that have played with him, because there is not a lot,” Conforto said. “Even for the guys who haven’t, everybody knows his impact and just what he’s done in this game and what he’s given to the game. It’s important for us to give him the send-off he deserves.”

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