HEADLINE

Mets’ Nimmo (neck) lands on IL, Cano (quad) exits game

Field Level Media

May 23, 2019 at 2:01 am.

Health woes continue to mount for the New York Mets.

After outfielder Brandon Nimmo went on the 10-day injured list due to a stiff neck, second baseman Robison Cano exited the Wednesday night game against the visiting Washington Nationals in the third inning due to left quad tightness.

Cano, 36, hit a sharp grounder against Nationals starter Max Scherzer but pulled up short of first. He didn’t return after Mets manager Mickey Callaway checked on him between innings.

Cano, an eight-time All-Star who joined the Mets from the Seattle Mariners in a December trade, is hitting .241 with three homers and 13 RBIs. He didn’t hustle twice while running to first against the Miami Marlins this past weekend, both resulting in double plays and criticism from Callaway.

Nimmo, 26, had an MRI after experiencing sharp pain in his neck earlier in the week. He is hitting .200 with three home runs and 14 RBIs.

Nimmo joins left fielder Michael Conforto, who is on the seven-day IL with a concussion, and outfielder Yeonis Cespedes, who is likely out for the season with a broken ankle sustained recently in an injury on his ranch. Cespedes already was sidelined while recovering from surgery on both heels.

The Mets purchased the contract of Rajai Davis, 38, from Triple-A Syracuse to take Nimmo’s roster spot. Davis was batting .277 with three home runs and seven RBIs for Syracuse.

Davis, entering his 14th major league season, hit a three-run homer as an eighth-inning pinch hitter Wednesday. The Mets became his eighth big-league team.