According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Brandon Nimmo has resumed full baseball activities, but will miss the first few exhibition games. However, he expects to play this week.
Original post: Feb. 22, 2:20 p.m.
According to Matt Ehalt of Northjersey.com, Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo will reportedly not play in the “first few” games of the Grapefruit League due to the fact that he is dealing with right shoulder soreness.
As Ehalt notes, Nimmo says all tests came back “clean” on the shoulder and is not concerned, claiming it is a result of doing too much recently before he arrived at camp. “It was a little bit too soon too fast. I overworked it a little bit. Like a week before I got down here. Just a little bit too soon. Just a little bit overworked which they said wouldn’t really expect anything less from you,” said Nimmo.
At the moment, it seems that Nimmo is experiencing nothing more than fatigue, but he is the second Met to get an injury looked at in as many days. Jed Lowrie received an MRI on his left knee yesterday that came back showing no “significant” damage.
While both of these injuries are not expected to serious as of now, the Mets will be playing it safe so these do not become lingering issues throughout the regular season.
Nimmo is coming off a breakout year in his first full season in the big leagues, posting a stat line of .263/.404/.483 with a wRC+ of 149. The club is counting on him to play an important role once again and anticipate using him out the leadoff spot in the lineup this season.