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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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Mets sent OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis outright to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Nieuwenhuis was claimed back off waivers from the Angels on Saturday after spending two weeks in Anaheim. The 27-year-old outfielder has a .666 career OPS in the bigs. Jun 15 - 2:35 PM

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Mets claimed OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis off waivers from the Angels.

The Angels acquired Nieuwenhuis from these same Mets for cash considerations last month after he had been designated for assignment. He'll function as outfield depth in his return to the Mets.
Jun 13 - 2:21 PM

Angels designated OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment.

Nieuwenhuis was just acquired from the Mets late last month after they had designated him for assignment. The outfielder should have a shot to clear waivers.
Jun 10 - 3:25 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
3Ruben Tejada
SS1Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Darrell Ceciliani
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Jenrry Mejia
3Carlos Torres
4Alex Torres
5Bobby Parnell
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Jack Leathersich
12Josh Edgin
13Logan Verrett