Just when Mets fans thought it couldn’t get any worse after Edwin Diaz was lost for the year with a patellar tendon tear to his right knee, word came down Saturday that outfielder Brandon Nimmo is week-to-week after an awkward slide into second base during a spring training game.
Mets General Manager Billy Eppler called the injury a “low-grade” sprain, and is optimistic about his timetable. There is are still 12 days until Opening Day.
Billy Eppler announces that Brandon Nimmo has low-grade sprains in both his ankle and knee and is considered week-to-week: pic.twitter.com/Nb8nXtgMmS— SNY (@SNYtv) March 18, 2023
Meanwhile Will Simon of the Athletic is reporting that Mets owner Steve Cohen has provided closer Edwin Diaz with a personal trainer and nutritionist to help him in his road to recovery.
Steve Cohen’s message to Edwin Díaz was something like, “We’re going to do everything we can to get you better and take care of you.”— Will Sammon (@WillSammon) March 18, 2023
At Díaz’s home, there’s a trainer, nutritionist and personal chef, courtesy of Cohen and the Mets. https://t.co/iHLTYDROBY