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Kirk Nieuwenhuis | Outfielder

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 226
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be on the Mets' NLDS roster against the Dodgers.
With Juan Uribe (chest) unavailable, Nieuwenhuis will serve as a left-handed bat off the bench. The 28-year-old batted .208/.282/.406 with four homers in 117 plate appearances with the Mets this season. Oct 7 - 11:19 AM

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a strikeout in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Phillies.

Nieuwenhuis was the only Met with any real kind of offensive success in Thursday's loss, as the rest of the team combined for just three singles. These kinds of games with multiple extra-base hits are not the norm for the 28-year-old outfielder. Over 103 at-bats, he's hitting a paltry .214/.289/.417 with four homers and 14 RBI.
Oct 1 - 2:42 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis blasted a go-ahead solo home run, the deciding blow in Tuesday's comeback win against the Nationals.

Nieuwenhuis pinch-hit for the pitcher and swatted a Jonathan Papelbon pitch over the fence in right-center, breaking a 7-7 tie. The Mets had been down 7-1 after the sixth inning. Nieuwenhuis was activated from the disabled list at the beginning of the month and was appearing in only his third game since. He has four homers on the year with 14 RBI and a .217/.286/.434 batting line.
Sep 8 - 10:43 PM

Mets activated OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from the 15-day disabled list.

Nieuwenhuis was placed on the disabled list about a month ago with a pinched nerve in his back, but he's healthy now and will serve as an extra outfielder the rest of the way. The 28-year-old has batted .203/.276/.392 with three homers and 12 RBI over 87 plate appearances with the Mets this season.
Sep 1 - 10:54 AM

Mets placed OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis on the 15-day disabled list due to a pinched nerve in his back.

In a corresponding move, Michael Conforto has been recalled from Triple-A. In 54 games between the Mets and Angels this season, Nieuwenhuis is hitting just .188/.261/.356 with three homers and 13 RBI.
Aug 2 - 4:40 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Nationals.

Nieuwenhuis cashed in his two RBI with a double off of Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann in the fourth inning. While he's hitting just .169/.229/.385 this season, he's had his productive moments, including a three-homer game on July 12. Despite the occasional highlight, his overall numbers are too dire to recommend for fantasy purposes.
Jul 22 - 4:16 PM

Kirk Nieuwenhuis slugged a trio of home runs to lead the Mets past the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Nieuwenhuis homered in each of his first three at-bats, then struck out in the seventh in an attempt for number four. The first blast was of the solo variety, the second was a two-run shot, and the third was another solo, giving him four RBI on the day. Nieuwenhuis entered play Sunday with one hit in nine plate appearances since rejoining the Mets from the Angels. The three homers are his first three of the year and he now has seven RBI in 77 plate appearances.
Jul 12 - 4:06 PM

Mets purchased the contract of OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Nieuwenhuis was traded by the Mets to the Angels in late May, but the Mets then claimed him off waivers in June and now he's back in the majors in July. He'll provide some outfield depth.
Jul 6 - 5:09 PM

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

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 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

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