Brandon Nimmo was concerned his stiff neck would cause him in-game problems.
Now there’s more reason to worry.
The Mets placed their outfielder on the 10-day injured list Wednesday, a day after he was a late scratch from his club’s thrilling, 6-5 walk-off win over the Washington Nationals. Nimmo underwent an MRI on Wednesday, the results of which are unknown yet were enough to keep him out of action.
Longtime major leaguer Rajai Davis was called up in a corresponding move after having started the season with Triple-A Syracuse. Davis was slashing .277/.344/.403 and stole 14 bases in 37 games. Nimmo has struggled this month, batting .136 with no home runs in 16 games.
“I was more worried about defense than offense,” Nimmo said Tuesday. “Offensively, I can kind of compromise on some of that, but definitely I wasn’t going to be able to track balls in right-center field. I’m a little bit concerned about it.”
The Mets also designated pitcher Paul Sewald for assignment. Sewald was previously sent down following Steven Matz’s activation from the injured list last week.
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