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Mets place Brandon Nimmo on injured list, call up Patrick Mazeika

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Nimmo had been unavailable for several days, and the Mets refused to put him on the IL until now.

MLB: MAY 01 Mets at Phillies Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

After waiting several days only to see that Brandon Nimmo remained unavailable to play, the Mets finally put the outfielder on the injured list—retroactive to May 3—between games of its doubleheader in St. Louis today. The Mets called up Patrick Mazeika to take Nimmo’s place on the active roster.

Nimmo is no strange to injury, and he’s already dealt with a hip issue that required a cortisone shot this year. But it was a pitch that hit his hand during a swing that forced him to exit the Mets’ win over the Phillies on Saturday night early. When he has been on the field Nimmo has hit an excellent .318/.430/.439 with a 148 wRC+ in 80 plate appearances this year.

As for Mazeika, the catcher’s most recent game action came in Double-A in 2019, the highest level he’s reached in his professional career to date. He hit .245/.312/.426 with 16 home runs for Binghamton that year. He did not make our list of the Mets’ top 25 prospects coming into the 2021 season.