Opening Day is in jeopardy for Brandon Nimmo.
The Mets have averted the worst with the centerfielder, who left a Grapefruit League sport with an ankle harm Friday night time. Imaging confirmed taken Saturday morning confirmed a low-grade sprain to his proper knee and ankle and he’s thought of week-to-week.
General supervisor Billy Eppler says the membership is relieved to see no structural damages to Nimmo’s ankle or knee. Every week-to-week timeline doesn’t sound promising and it does imply he most likely received’t be prepared to start out the season however Eppler appeared to have some optimism with a little bit beneath two weeks left in spring coaching.
Nimmo was injured sliding into second base Friday night time towards the Miami Marlins at Clover Park. He appeared to jam his knee awkwardly and supervisor Buck Showalter mentioned Nimmo caught a spike on his ankle however general was feeling good.
Without Nimmo, the Mets have a void to fill defensively in middle discipline and on the prime of the order. His on-base talents and pace plus his capability to hit for some energy from the left aspect have made him a invaluable leadoff hitter. The Mets’ outfield depth is considerably skinny with Tommy Pham and Tim Locastro however Locastro does convey pace so Nimmo’s harm might open up a spot for him on the Major League workforce.
The Mets assigned two different outfielders to minor league camp on Saturday, sending Jaylin Davis and Abraham Almonte over to the opposite aspect of the complicated.
In different harm information, left-hander Jose Quintana had bone graft surgical procedure Friday and the process went effectively. It’s been a troublesome week for the Mets with the membership seeing the losses of Quintana, right-handers Bryce Montes de Oca and Sam Coonrod, in addition to nearer Edwin Diaz. Nimmo’s harm is unlucky however the Mets are pleased to know that it’s solely reasonable.