Mets OF Brandon Nimmo uncertain for Opening Day

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo uncertain for Opening Day

Brandon Nimmo’s status for Opening Day is up in the air with the New York Mets outfielder nursing a right knee and ankle strain.

Nimmo is being listed as week-to-week by the Mets, with the season opener set for March 30 on the road against the Miami Marlins.

Injuries have been a concern for New York this spring. Closer Edwin Diaz already has been lost for the season after a knee injury that occurred while he was celebrating a victory by Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classis. Left-hander Jose Quintana is out indefinitely with a rib injury.

Nimmo, who turns 30 on March 27, batted .274 with an .800 OPS last season and had 16 home runs with a career-high 64 RBIs to go along with a National League-best seven triples. He is a .269 career hitter in seven seasons with the Mets and has 63 home runs with 213 RBIs.

The Mets signed Nimmo to an eight-year, $162 million contract extension this past offseason.