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Brandon Nimmo exits game early with injury in Mets concern

Brandon Nimmo, perhaps the Mets’ most valuable position player, was forced to leave early Saturday’s game with right intercostal inflammation after an awkward no-swing, the Mets announced.

After the Mets outfielder started swinging during his third at-bat against Atlanta’s Max Fried at Citi Field, he quickly managed to grab his right side before the Mets lost 4-1.

Nimmo talked for a while with trainer and manager Carlos Mendoza before taking warm-up swings and returning to the box.

Nimmo would walk at bat and remain in the game, but only for the next inning.

Nimmo was pulled in the top of the fifth inning when Tyrone Taylor was inserted into left field.


New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (9) is checked by a trainer during his third at-bat in a game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. Robert Szabo of the New York Post

Nimmo was forced to leave the game with what is called intercostal inflammation.
Nimmo was forced to leave the game with what is called intercostal inflammation. Robert Szabo of the New York Post

Nimmo entered the game with a .781 OPS, the best of any Mets regular player.

The 31-year-old struggled to stay healthy early in his career, but played in 151 and 152 games over the past two seasons, respectively.

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