Cheyenne native Brandon Nimmo, who has been out of the New York Mets lineup since May 20 with a bulging disk in his neck, was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday and could begin his rehab assignment as soon as this upcoming week.

Nimmo originally started a rehab assignment with the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse in early June but his neck injury returned, causing him to get treatment and delaying his return to the majors.

In a tweet from Mike Puma of the New York Post, Nimmo is expected to begin a rehab assignment this week and that his recovery has taken longer than anticipated due to “other physical issues that popped up at various points.” Puma also said the Mets are optimistic Nimmo will return this season.

The former Cheyenne Post 6 standout has struggled this year, hitting just .200 through 43 games. His injury may have affected his statistics however, with him hitting just .150 in his final 15 games before going on the 10-day disabled list initially.

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Brady Oltmans reports on high school and local sports. He joined the Star-Tribune in July 2016 after covering prep sports and college soccer in Nebraska. He also contributes to University of Wyoming sports coverage. He and his dog live in Casper.

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