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Kirk Nieuwenhuis | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 226
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Jul 11 - 10:00 PM

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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.
Jun 18 - 5:12 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.
May 1 - 3:43 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.
Apr 16 - 12:35 AM

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

Nieuwenhuis will provide some depth with Juan Lagares (hamstring) on the DL. However, with Chris Young (quad) due back later this week, his stay in the majors might be short.
Apr 15 - 8:52 PM

According to Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record, the Mets have summoned outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Arizona.

The Mets have yet to make an official roster move, but Juan Lagares (hamstring) is expected to be placed on the disabled list. Nieuwenhuis might only be on the roster for a couple of days, as Chris Young (quad) is eligible to be activated Friday.
Apr 15 - 12:24 PM

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

Nieuwenhuis has been a big disappointment for the Mets this season, hitting just .189/.278/.337 with three homers and 14 RBI in 95 at-bats. The Mets are trimming their roster down to a four-man bench while opting to go with a six-man starting rotation, and Nieuwenhuis was the odd-man out.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 10:50:00 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4-for-4 with a career-high five RBI in Friday's 12-5 win over the Brewers.

It was a monster night for Nieuwenhuis, who also drew two walks, scored three runs, and stole a base. His batting average has jumped from .128 to .233 in the span of four games. The 25-year-old strikes out too much to be much of a fantasy option, but he could see increased playing time against right-handers as the season continues.
Sat, Jul 6, 2013 12:19:00 AM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis drilled a long, walk-off three-run homer versus Carlos Marmol in the Mets' comeback win Sunday.

The Mets trailed 3-0 going into the bottom of the ninth, but Marlon Byrd led off with a home run and Nieuwenhuis blasted one off the facade in the upper deck with one out and two runners on to complete the comeback. Nieuwenhuis had just one hit in his previous 15 at-bats since his recall before the homer.
Sun, Jun 16, 2013 04:21:00 PM

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

Rick Ankiel was designated for assignment to make room for Nieuwenhuis on the Mets' active roster. Nieuwenhuis was hitting .232/.339/.486 with 10 homers and 18 RBI through 36 games this year at the Triple-A level, but he is not a great fantasy bet outside of NL-only formats.
Sat, Jun 8, 2013 08:31:00 PM

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

Juan Lagares was called up to take his place on the active roster. Nieuwenhuis has only logged 16 at-bats this month, so he'll get a chance at regular playing time in the minors.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 02:24:00 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis has made the Mets' Opening Day roster.

Nieuwenhuis missed the majority of spring training with a knee injury, but he's now finally healthy. He'll likely be used in a reserve role to start the season. Collin Cowgill will be the Mets' starting center fielder.
Sat, Mar 30, 2013 02:45:00 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis (knee) went 1-for-2 with a double and three walks Thursday in a minor league game.

It was his second straight minor league game, as he went 1-for-5 with a single in his return to game action on Wednesday. While he's making progress, Mets manager Terry Collins won't use him in a Grapefruit League game until he's 100 percent with running. It's not clear if he's there yet.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 04:55:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that there is no timetable for Kirk Nieuwenhuis' (knee) return to Grapefruit League action.

Nieuwenhuis played in a minor league game Wednesday, so he can't be too far away from Grapefruit action. He's running out of time to be ready for Opening Day, but he should be available as long as he doesn't have a setback.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 11:06:00 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis (knee) will play in a minor league game Wednesday.

It will be his first game action since suffering a bone bruise in his knee on March 3. Nieuwenhuis won't do any baserunning, but he's slated to play three innings on defense and take a few at-bats. He'll need to progress quickly to have a shot to be ready for Opening Day.
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 12:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Taylor Teagarden
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Eric Young Jr.
3Bobby Abreu
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Bobby Abreu
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell