After being stricken from training during his re-education with Triple-A Syracuse Friday, the championship player Mets Brandon Nimmo is in Los Angeles Monday to meet Dr. Robert Watkins, Spine Specialist, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Watkins is the same specialist who has treated David Wright while he was dealing with his spine problems.
Nimmo was in New York Saturday with the manager Mickey Callaway and GM Brodie Van Wagenen update the situation.
The reason why Nimmo was wiped off the composition of Triple-A on Friday is the stiff neck. He was working from a bulging disc in his neck that the Mets had initially described as pain.
"Everyone is progressing except Nim," Callaway said. "Nim had to come in and be checked."
Speaking Saturday after Callaway, Van Wagenen has not ruled out the possibility that Nimmo will undergo another MRI.
"Hard to say until we see him and go through a treatment session today," he said.
Nimmo, 26, who has been absent since May 21 and was already playing the injury before landing on the IL, is now hitting .200 / .344 / .323 this season.
If Nimmo is absent in the long run, the Mets could maximize their offensive potential by using Dominic Smith in the left field, Jeff McNeil in the center, and Michael Conforto To the right.