During Friday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals, SNY's Steve Gelbs caught up with Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo.
Nimmo's name has been in the headlines the last few days, as he was scratched from Wednesday's lineup for additional cardiac screening.
But all of the tests came back just fine, and Nimmo said in the clubhouse before Friday's game that he has "a little bit larger heart," a quote that Gelbs asked Nimmo about during the game.
"I was trying to think of something funny that I could throw out there, just to give light to the situation because it became so serious real quick," Nimmo said. "I do appreciate all the thoughts and concerns of everyone, but wife sent a tweet out there that kind of reassured everyone my behalf, so just wanted to let everyone know that it was just a check-up, that it was just to make sure that everything was good.
"We were very convinced that nothing was wrong but we had to check the boxes, but I just found out that I've got a big heart and I've got a lot of love to give, so yeah I tried to throw a Brandon Nimmo quote out there."
Nimmo played just 69 games last season due to a neck issue that lingered for most of the year. But Nimmo said on Friday that he's been undergoing physical therapy to really help him strengthen his neck, and he even moved to Florida in the offseason to keep up with his routine.
"I feel good. The body feels good, and mentally I feel a whole lot better than last year," Nimmo said. "I was coming in just banged up last year and just never really recovered, so I do feel good."
Throughout his young career, Nimmo has been known as a player to work the count and get on base at a high clip, even if his average isn't where he wants it to be.
This season, Nimmo is continuing to refine his approach at the plate.
"I think it's just that controlled aggression approach," said Nimmo. "And the more pitches that I see, the better I'm going to get at that, and I'm just going to keep working on trying to fire on those pitches in the zone."
For the third year in a row, Nimmo also got to call some play-by-play from the dugout as he interviewed with Gelbs. Check out the full interview in the video above.