The Mets have finally put outfielder Brandon Nimmo on the disabled list with a bruised left index finger, reports Tim Healey. Dominic Smith will remain with the team and take his place after being recalled as the 26th man in Sunday’s Little League World Series Classic. In a tweet that has since been deleted, Healey reported that the Mets were sending Smith back to Triple-A Las Vegas today.
Nimmo was hit in the hand back on August 16 in the first game of the Mets’ doubleheader with the Phillies. After collapsing to the ground in pain, the Mets received some good news when x-rays, an MRI, and consultation with two hand doctors said that he didn’t sustain any sort of major injury. However, he hasn’t appeared in a game since and has said that it even hurts just tying his shoes. He had been available to pinch run off the bench, but never entered into a game.
Smith had a pinch-hit appearance in Sunday night’s game. He hit for Seth Lugo in the eighth inning and stroked a double into left-centerfield, which drove in Kevin Plawecki. It was just his second major-league RBI of the season, and his sixth double.
Mets manager Mickey Callway said he doesn’t forsee Smith getting much playing time, but that he will get chances at both first base and in the outfield.