Mets’ Brandon Nimmo sat in for an MRI after suffering an ankle injury during the spring training game against the Marlins

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New York Mets midfielder Brandon Nimmo is scheduled to undergo an MRI after injuring his ankle in a slide into second base in Friday’s spring practice game against the Marlins. Here’s a look:

The extent of the injury is not yet known, but manager Buck Showalter is told reporters after the game, that Nimmo himself wasn’t serious. While doctors saw no need for an X-ray, Nimmo will undergo an MRI of the injured ankle on Saturday. The Mets will know more after they get the results.

Nimmo, who turns 30 at the end of March, is coming off a 2022 season in which he broke .274/.367/.433 with 16 homers and seven triples in the lead. For his career, he has an OPS+ of 130 in splits from seven major league seasons, all with the Mets. That offseason, Nimmo and the Mets agreed to an eight-year, $162 million contract extension.

Nimmo’s injury comes just days after the Mets lost All-Star closer Edwin Díaz a knee injury sustained during a World Baseball Classic mound celebration. Díaz will likely miss the entire 2023 season. The Mets open the 2023 regular season on March 30 in Miami.

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