The Mets are without another outfielder. Brandon Nimmo landed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to May 2 with neck stiffness. It's the same stiffness he felt earlier in the season. According to the SNY broadcast during the game, Nimmo's MRI showed he had inflammation in his neck. “He’s been playing through it," Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. "It’s been better some days, worse some days. It seems like it depends on the way he sleeps, for whatever reason."Nimmo is batting .200 over 130 at-bats. The lowest he has batted over a season was when he hit .260 in 2016.
This season is not on par with what he has done. Given his numbers, his injury news led people to ask whether the stiff neck affected his play. It seems logical enough. “He doesn’t seem to think it has (affected him)," Callaway said. "But if you’re battling something, it can affect it. Sometimes, having a little nagging injury allows you to play a little better."More: Mets trade Keon Broxton to OriolesMore: Mets could use Edwin Diaz to get four outs: 'We’ve got to win some games'It hasn't, in this case. The Mets purchased Rajai Davis' contract. Davis, 38, was hitting .277 with four doubles, a triple, three home runs and seven RBI over 37 games for Triple-A Syracuse. They also designated reliever Paul Sewald for assignment.The outfield should bolster a thin group decimated by injuries right now. He's a .262 career hitter whose 415 career stolen bases lead all active players.