Mets Move Brandon Nimmo To 60-Day IL

Outfielder Hasn't Played Since May

Alec Gearty
August 08, 2019 - 4:38 pm
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The New York Mets moved outfielder Brandon Nimmo to the 60-day injured list. 

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Nimmo hasn't played since May 20, when he was diagnosed with a bulging cervical disc and whiplash in his neck. He was originally on the Mets' 10-day IL before being transferred on Thursday. 

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Nimmo began a rehab assignment with the Syracuse Mets in June, but the stint didn't last long. He subsequently visited with neck specialists and was shut down from baseball activities on June 18. The initial belief was that Nimmo reportedly wasn't expected to return to the Mets or begin any rehab assignments until August, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

With the setback, the Mets signed 2016 All-Star pitcher Brad Brach.

Brach went 4-3 with a 6.13 ERA in 42 appearances for the Chicago Cubs this season. The New Jersey native cleared waivers and was granted his relased from Chicago on Aug. 5. The Mets also optioned Donnie Hart to Syracuse.