Brandon Nimmo Resumes Baseball Activities

Matt Citak
July 19, 2019 - 2:26 pm
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It's been a while since we've heard his name, but it finally sounds like Brandon Nimmo is on the right path towards returning from a bulging disc.

Nimmo has resumed swinging a bat this week following a 30-day shutdown from all baseball activities, according to a report from MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.  

Although his shutdown has ended, the Mets don't believe Nimmo is likely to begin a rehab assignment until next month.

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The 26-year-old outfielder has struggled at the plate this season. In 130 at-bats, Nimmo is hitting .200/.344/.323 with three home runs and 14 RBIs.

Nimmo suffered the injury on April 14, but initially tried playing through the pain.

After his struggles with the bat grew worse following the injury, the Mets finally placed him on the injured list on May 21.

The Mets' Brandon Nimmo hits a triple against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 24, 2018, at Miller Park.
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Nimmo had begun a rehab assignment last month, but quickly suffered a setback. 

The outfielder then flew to Los Angeles for a meeting with spinal expert Dr. Robert Watkins, who gave Nimmo a second epidural injection in his neck and advised the outfielder to completely stop all baseball activities for 30 days.

Appearing in a career-high 140 games last season, the 26-year-old hit .263/.404/.483 with 17 home runs, 28 doubles and 43 RBIs.