When the Mets announced Thursday's addition of Brad Brach, the club also announced that Brandon Nimmo was moved to the 60-day IL.
Nimmo has been out of the Mets' linuep since May 20, dealing with a bulging disk in his neck. He began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Syracuse in early June, but that ended abruptly as his neck issue quickly caused him to be shut down again.
Now, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Nimmo is expected to begin a rehab assignment within the next week. Puma also noted that Nimmo's rehab has taken longer than expected due to "other physical issues that popped up at various points."
The left-handed hitting Nimmo was struggling at the plate this season before landing on the 10-day IL. Nimmo was hitting just .200 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 43 games.
If Nimmo can make his way back to the big leagues, it will be interesting to see how he fits into the Mets' outfield picture with Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto, and JD Davis all contributing from outfield spots. Dom Smith could also factor into the mix, as he recovers from a left foot injury.