As Brandon Nimmo enters his fifth seasons with the Mets, the outfielder's health remains a hot topic.
The 26-year-old played just 69 games in 2019 as he dealt with a neck issue that kept him out of the lineup for most of the season.
But Nimmo was in Port St. Lucie with other members of the Mets on Friday, getting in a workout before Spring Training officially begins next week, and when asked about how he's feeling physically, Nimmo explained that he has a clean bill of health.
"I'm feeling good," Nimmo said. "I've been here all offseason and just been doing some work on the neck and everything's been good. ... I've been down here, I'm ready to go, and I'm 100 percent healthy."
The left-handed hitting Nimmo struggled at the start of 2019, scuffling for all of April and May before his injury took him off the field. But he returned to action on September 1st, and for the rest of the season he slashed .261/.430/.565, playing mainly in center field but also getting time in the corner outfield spots as well.
He also batted leadoff for the Mets in 30 games, proving to be a viable option at the top of the lineup heading into 2020, as he plays once again for Luis Rojas, who managed him in the minor leagues as well.
"He was actually my first manager in 2011 when I came down," said Nimmo. "He asked two things of me, to play hard and to limit the mental mistakes, and I think that will be the same thing he asks of all of us when we go to play for him this year."
Nimmo is an interesting piece in a Mets outfield that could potentially have J.D. Davis, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes, and Jake Marisnick, if all can remain healthy, and Nimmo is very excited about the possibilities.
"We built on a good core at the end of the year last year," said Nimmo. "We finished 10 games over .500. We're just shy of the playoffs and we could have easily been the Washington Nationals winning it all last year. I think we're all very excited about that. I think everyone saw that and is excited about, if we stay healthy, that this year could mean a lot."