May 14, 2021

Healthy Brandon Nimmo gives Mets plenty of lineup options (New York Post)



JUPITER, Fla. — Coming off a season in which he was sidelined for months by a bulging disk in his neck that not only cost him time on the injured list, but also production at the plate throughout the first half, Brandon Nimmo is looking to get back to the form he showed in 2018.

“The biggest thing is consistency,’’ Nimmo said Monday after the Mets and Marlins tied, 1-1, at Roger Dean Stadium. “I want to try to be more consistent throughout the season with my approach with both my swings and my defense.”

He’s off to a promising start in 2020, even with the brief heart scare that forced him to undergo a series of cardiological exams that showed an irregular heartbeat.

Nimmo has already put that part of his spring out of his mind.

“I just missed six at-bats,’’ Nimmo said. “That’s all that happened with the heart issue. It was blown way out of proportion. But I expected that. The important thing is I feel good and I know I’m healthy.”

New Mets manager, Luis Rojas, had Nimmo hitting second in the lineup against Miami on Monday, behind Jeff McNeil. And though the two combined to go 0-for-6, Rojas believes the duo provides a good dynamic to set up…

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