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Kirk Nieuwenhuis | Outfielder

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 226
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Angels acquired OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the Mets in exchange for cash considerations.
Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment last week and has now found a new home. He can back up at all three outfield spots for the Halos. The 27-year-old has fared well in the minors but sports just a .230/.302/.374 batting line over parts of four seasons in the majors. May 27 - 1:34 PM

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Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Angels have acquired Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the Mets in a trade.

Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment last week and New York had been working on a deal to move him elsewhere. Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times says the Mets will receive cash considerations in return. The outfielder is a career .230/.302/.374 hitter over parts of four seasons and can serve as a backup at all three outfield spots.
May 27 - 12:48 PM

Mets designated OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment.

Nieuwenhuis had just three hits over his first 38 at-bats this season, so the Mets decided to make a change. Darrell Ceciliani has been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to serve as an extra outfielder. The 27-year-old Nieuwenhuis has had real issues making contact in the majors, so there's a chance he'll pass through waivers unclaimed.
May 19 - 2:33 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets have designated outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment.

The Mets have yet to make an official announcement, but it's expected news. Nieuwenhuis is just 3-for-38 (.079) with 17 strikeouts over 27 games this season. The Mets are expected to call up outfielder Darrell Ceciliani from Triple-A in a corresponding roster move.
May 19 - 2:00 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
LF1Matt Joyce
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Grant Green
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Cory Rasmus
6Cesar Ramos
7Vinnie Pestano
8Cam Bedrosian