Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo began his rehab assignment Friday night for the Class A-Advanced St. Lucie Mets.
Serving as the DH and batting second, Nimmo went 1-3 with a walk. His one hit was a line-drive single up the middle.
The outfielder last played for the Mets on May 20, but has since been sidelined with a neck injury.
Manager Mickey Callaway seemed excited to potentially get the lefty back in the lineup soon.
"He's going out today, it'll be his first game, and we will monitor him, but we're optimistic," Callaway said. "We just have to see how long it will take."
Callaway acknowledged that getting Nimmo back for the playoff push would be great for the team.
"It would be a huge boost... to get another lefty, that would be huge for us," Callaway said. "We want him to be ready when he comes back... we want him to put together good at-bats."
Nimmo is currently batting .200 on the 2019 season with three home runs and 14 RBI's through 130 at-bats.
Good news on Brandon Nimmo 🙌- SNY (@SNYtv) August 16, 2019
The outfielder starts tonight in St. Lucie to begin a rehab assignment. Mickey Callaway says getting him back would be a "huge boost" pic.twitter.com/Jn5yWMqU0N