This injury could sideline Nimmo for the early portion of Spring Training, which is just a few weeks away. He is slated to start the season in Triple-A and could get a September promotion with a good year. Nimmo, who received an injection in the foot and will be re-evaluated in 10 days has yet to have that big breakout campaign. But he is still just 22 years old after getting drafted in the first round out of high school in 2011.
Brandon Nimmo was added to the 40-man roster Friday.
Nimmo split time with Double-A Binghamton and Triple-A Las Vegas last season, working to a combined .269/.362/.372 line. The 22-year-old, who doesn't pose much of a threat in the power or speed departments but projects as a high average and OBP player, is now protected from the Rule 5 draft.
Nimmo suffered the injury while playing for the team's Double-A affiliate Friday. He can resume baseball activity when he is pain free.
Nimmo will have his knee checked out by doctors early next week. He exited Friday's game with Double-A Binghampton after he injured his knee, stepping awkwardly on first base while beating out an infield hit, according to ESPN.com.
The Mets do not feel the injury is serious, but will get him checked out as a precaution. Nimmo was selected by the Mets 13th overall in the 2011 draft. He his hitting .297 with two home runs in 34 games while playing mostly center field at Binghampton.
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