Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo will play for Italy in the 2017 World Baseball Classic, national writer Jon Morosi reports.
According to Morosi, outfielder Michael Conforto, who was on Italy's preliminary roster, will not participate in the tournament.
Nimmo is the seventh Met to join the WBC, as Jose Reyes and Jeurys Familia will play for the Dominican Republic, T.J. Rivera and Seth Lugo will join Puerto Rico, Ty Kelly will play for Israel and Asdrubal Cabrera is expected to play for Venezuela.
The tournament begins March 6 and runs through March 22, when the championship round concludes.
Nimmo hit .274 with a .338 OBP and .329 SLG in 32 games with the Mets in 2016.