Brandon Nimmo, unfortunately, will not be the answer. Mets injured midfielder abandons rehab mission and opts for extra rest until finger pain free, by Newsday’s Tim Healey. Nimmo has not appeared in a match since May 2.
The Mets could use it more than ever, especially given its hot start. Nimmo had raked through the air with a .318 / .430 / .439 triple slash line in his first 80 appearances on the set. With Albert Almora also on the casualty list, the Mets will look to Jake Hager, Jose Peraza and, perhaps eventually, prospect Khalil Lee fill. Super-sub Jonathan Villar already plays a regular role replacing the regular injured Jd davis in the warm corner.
The good news is that Jacob deGrom could be back in time to start Friday’s game, according to MLB.com’s Bill Ladson. However, he can still go to rehabilitation, pending the results of a bullpen session on Tuesday. Friday against the Marlins, early Mets fans will see their ace from around the world come back to the hill.