New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo was scratched from Wednesday’s game against the Houston Astros after doctors suggested he undergo testing for an irregular heartbeat.
Nimmo was required to wear a heart monitor for the last 24 hours but his condition is one that he and the Mets have known about for years. He also underwent a stress test.
Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen announced that Nimmo has been cleared for baseball activities after the tests came back in good order.
Good news for the Mets: all of Brandon Nimmo's cardiac tests "came back in a good fashion," Brodie Van Wagenen said. He will restart baseball activities tomorrow.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) February 28, 2020
Earlier in the day, Nimmo’s wife sent out a Tweet confirming there was no major concern.
I’m just gonna say it. Brandon is fine (other than wishing he could just do his thing & play!) The timing was inconvenient & has caused a media storm. He’s healthy and feels great, just have to be sure of these things. Hopefully we can get this all cleared up and move forward!
— Chelsea Jane Nimmo (@chelseajnimmo) February 27, 2020
Nimmo is joined on the bench by fellow outfielder J.D. Davis, who is nursing a sore shoulder. Davis sustained the injury diving for a ball at third base on Tuesday.