With Brandon Nimmo's neck stiffness persisting, he is heading to the IL, the team announced on Wednesday.
Nimmo was set to have an MRI today to see what was wrong with his neck, and it revealed inflammation in the area. On Tuesday, Nimmo said he was "a little bit concerned" about it, while adding the stiffness from earlier this season never fully went away.
"I'm a little bit concerned about it, but we're hoping that we'll find some answers tomorrow," Nimmo said. "It's been going off and on since really Philadelphia.
"I came in with it today and was trying to see if I could play, but it didn't work out."
Back on April 16 against the Phillies, Nimmo was quickly taken out in the first inning after suffering the same ailment.
Nimmo was looking to get back on the right track tonight in Flushing, as he is hitting .182 (2-for-11) with one RBI in his last seven games. May hasn't seen his best at the plate overall, with a .136/.304/.205 slash line with three doubles and and five RBi over 16 games.
Rajai Davis will be called up from Triple-A Syracuse to take Nimmo's spot on the roster, while RHP Paul Sewald was DFA'd.