Nimmo was set to bat leadoff and play center field at Yankee Stadium.
He hit .172 (5-for-29) with a double and zero RBIs during a nine-game injury rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Syracuse.
Left-hander David Peterson was placed on the 10-day injured list with right side soreness, a move retroactive to Thursday. He left Wednesday night’s start at Atlanta after three innings because of pain.
New York also obtained left-hander Anthony Banda from the San Francisco Giants for minor league infielder Will Toffey. The 27-year-old Banda was assigned to Syracuse. He is 3-2 with a 6.86 ERA at Triple-A Sacramento this season and has a 4-3 record and 5.96 ERA in five major league starts and 13 relief appearances with Arizona in 2017 and Tampa Bay from 2018 to 2020.
Toffey hit .178 with six homers and 16 RBIs this year for Double-A Binghamton.