Major League Baseball's spring training has seen its fair share of odd injuries, but Brandon Nimmo may have outdone them all on Wednesday.
According to New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway, Nimmo was sidelined from team workouts and the ensuing exhibition game against the Marlins by food poisoning. The cause of the illness?
Nimmo ate undercooked chicken he had prepared himself.
"I guess he cooked some chicken and didn't know how to cook or something," Callaway said. "He was throwing up all night. So, we're going to have to teach him how to cook so he doesn't miss any more games."
Callaway indicated it's likely Nimmo will remain sidelined on Thursday because of dehydration concerns that could lead to cramping.
Nimmo, 25, batted .263 with a .404 on-base percentage and hit 17 home runs for the underachieveing Mets last year. After dealing with some shoulder soreness early in camp, Nimmo is expected to get his first outfield start this spring in the coming days.
Given, of course, that he starts cooking his chicken more thoroughly.