Days after closer Edwin Diaz suffered a season-ending knee injury, the New York Mets watched one of their key players get hurt in spring training.
The New York Mets have not had the greatest luck in terms of the health of their players recently.
They already lost Jose Quintana for a significant portion of the season due to a rib injury. Then earlier this week, they watched star closer Edwin Diaz suffer a torn patellar tendon in the World Baseball Classic after celebrating Puerto Rico’s win over the Dominican Republic. Days later, the Mets had another one of their top players get hurt.
During a spring training game against the Miami Marlins, outfielder Brandon Nimmo slid into second base on a grounder by Danny Mendick. As he slid, it appeared that his cleat got caught, which caused his awkward slide. Nimmo grabbed his right knee, and was heavily limping to the dugout with the help of a team trainer and manager Buck Showalter.
Brandon Nimmo appears to suffer injury days after Mets lose Edwin Diaz for season
This is the last thing that Mets fans wanted to see, especially after the Diaz injury during the World Baseball Classic. That knee issure started a debate as to whether MLB players should be competing in the WBC just days before the start of the season.
Now, days later in a spring training game, Nimmo suffers an injury, one which we do not know the severity of as of this writing.
Just last season, Nimmo recorded a .274 batting average, a .367 on-base percentage, a .433 slugging percentage, seven triples (National League-high), 16 home runs, 64 RBI, 102 runs, and 159 hits.
Nimmo was brought back by New York this offseason on an eight-year, $162 million contract after testing free agency.
At the time of this writing, there is no official update on Nimmo. We will continue to keep you updated once additional details are provided.
UPDATE (3/18): Mets general manager Billy Eppler revealed on Saturday that Nimmo has a low grade strain in the knee and ankle, and he will be evaluated in a week.