New York Mets put Brandon Nimmo (finger) on IL

Apr 23, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo rounds second base in the eighth inning after hitting a home run against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets placed outfielder Brandon Nimmo on the 10-day injured list Wednesday due to a nagging bone bruise to his left index finger.

The Mets made the move between games of a doubleheader in St. Louis. They recalled catcher Patrick Mazeika from Triple-A Syracuse, making him active for Game 2 against the Cardinals.

Nimmo sustained the injury Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies, and his only appearance since was as a defensive replacement Sunday. His IL stint is retroactive to Monday.

Nimmo is batting .318/.430/.439 with five doubles, a homer and eight RBIs in 21 games to start the season.

Mazeika, 27, has no previous major league experience.

–Field Level Media