Mets send Brandon Nimmo to Las Vegas, call up Corey Oswalt

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The New York Mets have optioned outfielder Brandon Nimmo to Triple-A Las Vegas and have called up pitching prospect Corey Oswalt.

Nimmo was hitting well — batting .333 with a 1.044 OPS in six games — but was just keeping right field warm for Michael Conforto, who came off the DL last week. A lot of Mets fans have taken a shine to Nimmo and will likely complain about him being sent down, but he’s better off playing every day.

Oswalt was the Mets’ minor league pitcher of the year last year after a fine season in Binghamton in which he posted a 2.68 ERA in 24 starts. He had one start in Vegas so far this year but will come up mostly to bolster the bullpen.