Nimmo has not played in a game since April 29. Nimmo said he first felt discomfort when the team was up in Lakewood New Jersey. At the end of the Lakewood series on April 21, Nimmo was hitting an eye-popping .424/.513/.576. However, since leaving New Jersey, Nimmo was 1-for-24 with 10 strikeouts. If anything, the move is overdue, as Nimmo has not taken batting practice in a week.
Placing Nimmo on the DL buys the Gnats the ability to use the extra roster spot on Maikis De La Cruz. Now 22, De La Cruz hit .274/.317/.386 in 63 games with Kingsport last year.