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Kirk Nieuwenhuis | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 226
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4-for-4 as the Mets defeated the Braves 8-2 on Wednesday.
Nieuwenhuis is probably going to be the Mets' fourth outfielder, and with his defense, he could be an asset in that role for a long time. It'll be interesting to see how Terry Collins divvies up playing time between he and John Mayberry Jr. when Michael Cuddyer inevitably gets hurt. If Nieuwenhuis gets the call against right-handers, he should have a little value in NL-only fantasy leagues over the course of the year. Mar 4 - 5:12 PM

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Paul Ivice of Newsday believes that Kirk Nieuwenhuis has the "inside track" at securing a bench spot on the Mets' Opening Day roster.

The 27-year-old will battle against Matt den Dekker, Eric Cambell and Cesar Puello for a pair of reserve outfielder roles. Nieuwenhuis, who is out of minor league options, has the most major league experience of the group and also has the ability to man all three outfield positions defensively.
Source: Newsday
Feb 16 - 12:01 AM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is expected to be discharged from a New York hospital on Tuesday.

Nieuwenhuis spent all weekend hospitalized due to an infection thought to be related to kidney stones. He told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York on Monday that he is already feeling much better. The 27-year-old outfielder batted .259/.346/.482 with three home runs and 16 RBI in 61 games this season for the Mets.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 02:49:00 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis remains hospitalized due to an infection.

Obviously, he's not going to play again this season. Matt den Dekker is in left field for Sunday's season finale.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 10:21:00 AM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is in the hospital with some sort of infection.

Nieuwenhuis missed Friday's game due to the illness and is expected to stay in the hospital until Sunday. He is batting .259/.346/.482 this year for the Mets.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 04:19:00 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis was scratched from Friday's lineup due to illness.

He should be OK in a day or two. Eric Young, Jr. took Nieuwenhuis' spot in left field.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 04:38:00 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis drew three walks and homered in his only official at-bat as the Mets edged out the Marlins in a win on Wednesday.

Nieuwenhuis hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the fourth inning off of Tom Koehler. The Mets weren't able to bring him home after any of his three walks. In 97 plate appearances, Nieuwenhuis has a .259/.361/.506 slash line with three home runs and 14 RBI.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 10:24:00 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis knocked a pinch-hit double in his return to action Saturday.

It's his first bit of game action in a week, as he's been nursing a neck injury. The fact that he was able to pinch-hit bodes well for Nieuwenhuis's chances of returning to the lineup soon.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 04:41:00 AM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a stiff neck.

The neck issue also kept him out of action Tuesday. It doesn't at this point appear to be more than a day-to-day situation. Curtis Granderson had been slated for DH duty, but he'll now play right field and Eric Campbell will be the DH.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 02:25:00 PM

Mets recalled OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas.

He'll take the roster spot of Bobby Abreu, who has been designated for assignment. Nieuwenhuis is batting .246/.328/.509 over 67 plate appearances with the Mets this season and could see semi-regular playing time in left field down the stretch.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 04:29:00 PM

Mets optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Nieuwenhuis got the boot to clear a roster spot for infielder Wilmer Flores, who was called up Thursday with Ruben Tejada (head) dinged up. Nieuwenhuis has hit .246 in 67 plate appearances this season for New York.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 03:38:00 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis tripled and scored a run in Friday's win over the Marlins.

Nieuwenhuis has played well in limited playing time this season, hitting .302 (13-for-43) with nine extra-base hits (including two homers) and 10 RBI over just 24 games. Given the lack of production from Chris Young this season, there could more opportunity for him during the second half.
Fri, Jul 11, 2014 10:00:00 PM

Mets recalled OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Nieuwenhuis hit .222 with a .286 on-base percentage in 21 plate appearances earlier this season for the Mets. The 26-year-old will function as outfield depth.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 05:12:00 PM

Mets optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Nieuwenhuis was batting .222 with a .286 on-base percentage in 21 plate appearances this season for New York. He got shipped out Thursday to open up a roster spot for Juan Lagares, who is returning from the disabled list.
Thu, May 1, 2014 03:43:00 PM

In his return to the big league lineup, Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Tuesday's 9-0 win against the Diamondbacks.

Recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas earlier in the day to provide depth with Juan Lagares (hamstring) hitting the DL, Nieuwenhuis wasted no time getting started. His two-run shot off Bronson Arroyo came as part of a six-run fourth inning that turned this one into a laugher early. With Chris Young (quad) due back later this week, Nieuwenhuis needs to keep producing to save his roster spot.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 12:35:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
2Matt den Dekker
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Zack Wheeler
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Dillon Gee
7Rafael Montero
8Cody Satterwhite
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Sean Gilmartin
8Buddy Carlyle
9Scott Rice
10Erik Goeddel
11Dario Alvarez
12Jack Leathersich