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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 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. Sep 3 - 10:24 PM

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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.
Aug 24 - 4:41 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.
Aug 20 - 2:25 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.
Aug 4 - 4:29 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.
Jul 24 - 3:38 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.
Jul 11 - 10:00 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.
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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1Daniel Murphy
2David Wright
LF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
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
10Erik Goeddel
11Dario Alvarez