After being scratched from the lineup while rehabbing with Triple-A Syracuse on Friday, Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo is in Los Angeles Monday to meet with noted spine specialist Dr. Robert Watkins, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Watkins is the same specialist who treated David Wright while he was dealing with his spine issues.
Nimmo was in New York on Saturday, with manager Mickey Callaway and GM Brodie Van Wagenen updating the situation.
The reason Nimmo was scratched from the lineup in Triple-A on Friday was neck stiffness. He had been working his way back from a bulging disk in his neck that the Mets initially labeled as soreness.
"Everybody's progressing except for Nim," Callaway said. "Nim had to come in and get checked out."
Speaking Saturday after Callaway, Van Wagenen did not rule out the possibility that Nimmo would undergo another MRI.
"Hard to say until we see him and go through a treatment session today," he said.
The 26-year-old Nimmo, who has been out since May 21 and had been playing through the injury before landing on the IL, is hitting .200/.344/.323 this season.
If Nimmo is out long-term, the Mets could maximize their offensive potential by using Dominic Smith in left field, Jeff McNeil in center, and Michael Conforto in right.