Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo strained his right hamstring playing for Italy in the World Baseball Classic. He is currently on his way back to Port St. Lucie where he will be re-evaluated.
Nimmo will be out a few weeks with what is diagnosed as a Grade 1 strain, Italy manager Marco Mazzieri told the James Wagner of the New York Times
Nimmo, 23, was drafted in the first round of the 2011 draft.
In two games with Italy, he went 2-for-10 with one home run and two RBI.
He is currently considered the organization's fifth-best prospect, despite hitting .274 with one home run and six RBI in 32 games with the Mets last season.
"In many ways, Nimmo has exceeded expectations, especially with his approach at the plate," MLB.com wrote in their recent scouting report. "The big question has been about the power, something that shows up in batting practice regularly and just needs to translate to game play. ... The Mets feel he still has the goods to be a big league regular. Even if the power doesn't come, his table-setting skills will help a Major League team win games."