Mets hold Brandon Nimmo out of lineup vs. Phillies with sore wrist – The Mercury News

Brandon Nimmo was left out of Saturday’s lineup against the Phillies both for rest and because he’s been dealing with a wrist issue.

Nimmo was sent for an MRI, which revealed a sprain in his right wrist, the outfielder said. He also clarified he did not think the issue would lead to a stint on the injured list.

”I’ve been playing on it for a while, so this is more to get me back to 100%,” Nimmo said, explaining he’s felt the wrist issue for at least the last three weeks. “Nothing to be too worried about, it’s just irritated right now and they want me to not be having pain on my swings.”

He’ll get a cortisone injection Saturday with the hopes it will help with his discomfort. Nimmo explained it doesn’t bother him every time he makes contact. It becomes an issue for him when he swings through or when he fouls a ball off. Over the last five days, it’s gotten worse, he said.

Nimmo said his wrist has been an issue for about three weeks and speculated injuring it on a sliding play.

Neither Buck Showalter nor Nimmo anticipated a lengthy down time. Showalter classified Nimmo as day-to-day basis and that he could “still use him” if the outfielder is needed.

”It should resolve itself,” the Mets manager said. “Everything structurally is fine, shouldn’t be anything long term and I think in some capacity, I could use him tonight.”

Nimmo predicted being out of the lineup just for Saturday’s game, but could also miss “maybe [Sunday]we’ll see, probably be good after that.”

Showalter said he noticed Nimmo’s wrist act up more during his second or third at-bat against the Phillies on Friday. That’s when the concern over his wrist his increased and the MRI was scheduled.


Outfielder Nick Plummer was called up from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday and was in the clubhouse before the Mets’ second game of their three game series with the Phillies at Citi Field.

”He brings some things, quality at-bats, he’s doing well down there,” Showalter said of Plummer’s experience in Triple-A so far this season. “We have some other options, too, that are doing pretty well. But he can play all three [outfield positions], left hand bat. You’d be hard pressed to find someone as good a base runner in that role as [Travis Jankowski] is.

“We’ll use him. Until we know exactly how long, and we don’t think Nimmo’s gonna be that long. But we like what Plum brings.”

Jankowski was put on the IL after having surgery to repair a fracture in his left hand. Yoan Lopez was optioned back to Triple-A as the corresponding move.


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