Mets OF Brandon Nimmo uncertain for Opening Day

Field Level Media

March 18, 2023 at 8:38 pm.

Brandon Nimmo’s status for Opening Day is up in the air with the New York Mets outfielder nursing a right knee and ankle strain.

Nimmo is being listed as week-to-week by the Mets, with the season opener set for March 30 on the road against the Miami Marlins.

Injuries have been a concern for New York this spring. Closer Edwin Diaz already has been lost for the season after a knee injury that occurred while he was celebrating a victory by Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classis. Left-hander Jose Quintana is out indefinitely with a rib injury.

Nimmo, who turns 30 on March 27, batted .274 with an .800 OPS last season and had 16 home runs with a career-high 64 RBIs to go along with a National League-best seven triples. He is a .269 career hitter in seven seasons with the Mets and has 63 home runs with 213 RBIs.

The Mets signed Nimmo to an eight-year, $162 million contract extension this past offseason.