Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo is still not running, according to Matt Ehalt of The Record.
Nimmo's recovery was set back a few more days after bothering his hamstring again Friday during running drills, he told reporters on Saturday.
The young outfielder was running at 90 percent last Thursday, and there was a belief that he could potentially play the field on Saturday before he re-aggravated the injury, reported Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News.
Nimmo originally injured the hamstring two weekends ago playing for Italy in the World Baseball Classic. The team's manager, Marco Mazzieri, initially told the NY Times that it was believed to be a Grade 1 strain, which would likely force Nimmo to be sidelined for at least a few weeks.
But Nimmo had the hamstring examined last Wednesday, at which point it was determined the injury was not as bad as initially diagnosed.
"The saving grace was, when I felt it, I shut it down, so now it feels good," he explained to reporters in front of his locker in St. Lucie last week. "I'll be out at stretch today, and we're gonna test it."
Nimmo celebrates after hitting a home run against Venezuela during a World Baseball Classic game in Guadalajara, Mexico, Saturday, March 11, 2017. (AP Photo/Luis Gutierrez)
The initial news was very disappointing to Terry Collins, who said Nimmo had been making a big impact on the team's decisions regarding the 25-man roster.
"I wanted to get him in that lineup some more," Collins added.
Nimmo, 23, was drafted in the first round of the 2011 draft.
In two games with Team Italy in the WBC, 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.