MRI on New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo clean, team optimistic of Sunday return

The New York Mets hope center fielder Brandon Nimmo will return to the lineup for their series finale against Zack Wheeler and the rival Phillies on Sunday night.

Nimmo didn't start Saturday because of a sore right wrist. An MRI came back clean, but manager Buck Showalter said the leadoff man may require an injection. Either way, Showalter was optimistic Nimmo would be back within a day or two. Nimmo has a 10-game hitting streak and a .386 on-base percentage for the season.

Wheeler is set for his 10th start versus his former team. He's 4-2 with a 2.58 ERA against the Mets since signing a $118 million, five-year deal with Philadelphia before the 2020 season.

It will be the 12th meeting already this season between the NL East foes. After this one, they won't play again until Aug. 12.