Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo, who has been out since Wednesday due to a battery of cardiac tests, has been cleared and is back in the lineup on Friday against the Cardinals.
Before Friday's game, Nimmo explained what led to the tests and what the outcome was.
"They got a report from the cardiologist that they would just like to look at something that had gone on with the physical that we did," Nimmo said. "So I was not allowed to go onto the field for that game. And we just went back and ran some tests, but the tests take 24 hours. So that time I went to get the test done -- the first one -- and then I had to wear a wearable device for 24 hours and then go and get a stress test done. I passed the stress test last night, and everything is good to go."
Nimmo added that a similar situation happened in 2016.
"It's something that I had, but they just wanted to re-check it. ... From the Mets' standpoint, it was more about looking out for my health and making sure they checked all the boxes on that."
Putting things in layman's terms, Nimmo explained that he has an irregular heartbeat -- something the doctors told him lots of athletes have -- that doesn't impact how he plays.
"It's healthy," Nimmo said. "I guess I have a little bit larger heart. I got a lot of love to give."