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9 Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF
Height/Weight: 6-3/226 | Birthdate: 8/7/1987 | Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: New York | College: Azusa Pacific | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $498,124 | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis moves rehab to Triple-A Las Vegas


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2015) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has had his rehab transferred from Class A St. Lucie to Triple-A Las Vegas, per ESPN. He might remain there until the rosters can be expanded in September.

Nieuwenhuis has been out for three weeks with a pinched nerve in his back.


Mets CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis hits home run in Class A rehab


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/15/2015) Mets center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in a Class A rehab game on Friday.

Nieuwenhuis is on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury.


Mets LF Kirk Nieuwenhuis starts rehab stint Thursday in Class A


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2015) Mets left fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis will join David Wright with Class A St. Lucie in starting his rehab Thursday night, ESPN has reported.

The little-used Nieuwenhuis has been sidelined for two weeks with a back problem.

If he does return to the big-league club, he will do so with a poor .188/.261/.356 slash line in 101 at-bats. He could be forced to wait until roster expansion on Sept. 1 to return to the Big Apple.


Mets LF Kirk Nieuwenhuis heads to DL with back ailment


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2015) The Mets have announced that a pinched nerve in the back has resulted in a disabled list stint for left fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Nieuwenhuis has not played since Wednesday. He goes down with a slash line of .188/.261/.336.


Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis nursing pinched nerve in back


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/1/2015) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been suffering from a pinched nerve in his upper back, which caused him to be unavailable for Thursday and Friday's games, according to ESPN.com.

However, Nieuwenhuis appears able to play through the injury, as the Mets optioned rookie outfielder Michael Conforto to Triple-A in the wake of the Mets' acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes.

Nieuwenhuis was listed as a reserve on the lineup card for Saturday's game against the Nationals.


Mets' Kirk Nieuwenhuis goes 4 for 4, drives in four runs Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/25/2015) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a big night at the plate in Saturday's 15-2 shellacking of the Dodgers. Nieuwenhuis went 4 for 4 with a double, four RBI and two runs scored. 

This was the second four-hit and four-RBI game of Nieuwenhuis' career. He has been hitting the ball very well since returning to the Mets in early July. In 14 games since rejoining the club, he's batting .375 with five doubles, three homers and 10 RBI. 


Kirk Nieuwenhuis gives Juan Lagares a rest for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2015) Mets center fielder Juan Lagares gets a Saturday off, as he's not in the starting lineup for the game against the Dodgers. 

Lagares has started 87 games, including 11 of the last 12. He's replaced by Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who starts there for the fifth time. 


Mets LF John Mayberry back in lineup, Nieuwenhuis out


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/23/2015) Mets left fielder John Mayberry is in his team's starting lineup for the first time since Monday.

Mayberry is replacing Kirk Nieuwenhuis in left field, while also batting out of the cleanup spot.

Mayberry has struggled mightily as of late, going 0 for 13 in his last seven games. 


Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis drives in pair in loss


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/22/2015) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who continues to get playing time in the absence of left-fielder Michael Cuddyer, got the team on the board in the fourth inning with an two-run double in what would eventually be a 4-3 loss to the Nationals on Wednesday. 

Nieuwenhuis has been one of the Mets' hitters who has struggled with runners in scoring position, but a deep drive to left-center off Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann drove in Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy. 

Even with the hit, Nieuwenhuis' average remains at .169 on the season. 


Mets OF Michael Cuddyer (knee) not in lineup


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/21/2015) Injured Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, as the team continues to debate whether to put him on the disabled list. 

Cuddyer has now missed two straight contests after coming out of Sunday's game. He is listed on the lineup as being available, but it seems doubtful the Mets would use him in a pinch-hitting situation. 

Kirk Nieuwenhuis will take Cuddyer's spot in left field and hit sixth, even though he comes into the game with a .163 average. 


Mets CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis slams three home runs in win


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Mets center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was an unlikely candidate to revive the team's ever-so-struggling offense, but he did just that during Sunday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Nieuwenhuis went 3 for 4 with three home runs and four RBI. He came into the game hitting just .106 with no home runs and three RBI.

Needless to day, Nieuwenhuis enjoyed his best game of the season -- if not his career -- on Sunday.


Mets call up Kirk Nieuwenhuis, option down Darrell Ceciliani


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The Mets purchased the contract of outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced on Monday. 

Nieuwenhuis was hitting .293 with seven home runs and 20 RBI at Las Vegas. 

To make room, the Mets optioned outfielder Darrell Ceciliani to Triple-A. He was hitting .206 with the Mets. 


Mets outright Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) The Mets outrighted outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday. The Mets reclaimed Nieuwenhuis on waivers from the Angels, who acquired Nieuwenhuis in a trade with the Mets on May 27.

Report: Mets reunite with OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) The Mets have claimed outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis off waivers on Saturday, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

The Mets traded Nieuwenhuis to the Angels on May 27 for cash after he opened the season hitting an abysmal .079. The team designated him for assignment and ended up finding a trade partner in the Angels.

Nieuwenhius hit .136 in 10 games for the Angels.


Angels' Nieuwenhuis designated for assignment Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Angels outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment Wednesday to clear a roster spot for infielder Kyle Kubitza.

Nieuwenhuis was picked up in a trade with the Mets after he was designated for assignment in mid-May. He hit just .136 with one RBI, two doubles and four runs in 10 games with Los Angeles.


Angels add OFs Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Alfredo Marte to active roster


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) The Angels added outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Alfredo Marte to the 25-man roster on Thursday, MLB.com reports.

Nieuwenhuis was acquired from the Mets on Wednesday and will take the spot of Collin Cowgill, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday. He went just 3 for 38 with the Mets before being designated for assignment then traded.

"He's got to get started with seeing some major-league pitching," manager Mike Scioscia said, per MLB.com. "That's the only way you're going to eventually hit major-league pitching is to see major-league pitching. So the quicker we can start that process, hopefully the quicker he'll be productive."

Marte is being added to both the 25-man and 40-man rosters, with the team designating Marc Krauss for assignment. The outfielder hit .343/.401/.540 with four home runs, 32 RBI and three stolen bases in 137 at-bats with Triple-A Salt Lake.


Mets trade outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Angels


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/27/2015) The Mets have traded outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to the Angels. New York will receive cash considerations.

Mets assistant general manager John Rico previously made it known that the team was actively shopping Nieuwenhuis. If the team would have failed to find a suitor for Nieuwenhuis, it would have passed him through waivers.

"It's a nice piece to add to the group," Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said to the Orange County Register. "Give him an opportunity to see if his physical ability, his athletic ability, his minor league performance will translate, like we’ve done with some other guys."

Nieuwenhuis has three hits in 38 at-bats this season.


Report: Mets still looking to trade Kirk Nieuwenhuis


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) The Mets are reportedly still looking for a trade partner for outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis , according to ESPN.

Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment last week and will become a free agent on Wednesday if the team cannot find a deal for him. Nieuwenhuis went 3 for 38 this season in New York.


Mets assistant GM: Team is shopping Kirk Nieuwenhuis around


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/23/2015) Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said his team is exploring its options when it comes to the possibility of trading outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis before passing him through waivers, per ESPN.

"Whenever you designate a guy, you kind of look around," Ricco said.

Niewenhuis, who was designated for assignment on May 19, has just three hits in 38 at-bats this season.


Mets designate outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/19/2015) The Mets have officially designated outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment on Tuesday, the team announced. Nieuwenhuis struggled as the team's fourth outfielder, collecting just three hits in 38 at-bats this season. 

In a corresponding move, the team has officially promoted fellow outfielder Darrell Ceciliani . Ceciliani was the team's fourth-round pick in the 2009 draft. In 37 games at Triple-A this season, he was batting .336 with five home runs, 17 RBI and six stolen bases. 


Mets CF Juan Lagares (side) remains out of lineup on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/13/2015) As expected, Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is out of the lineup on Wednesday against the Cubs. Lagares will miss the start for the second straight game, as he is battling some soreness on his right side. He could come in as a pinch-hitter, but likely only in the case of an emergency.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is once again filling in at center while batting seventh for manager Terry Collins. It is possible that Lagares returns to the lineup on Thursday, but the team has not provided an update on his status.


Mets' Curtis Granderson, Kirk Nieuwenhuis return to the lineup


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Mets outfielders Curtis Granderson and Kirk Nieuwenhuis are back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Cubs, the team announced.

Granderson got the day off on Monday after starting six consecutive games in right. Nieuwenhuis will make his fifth start of the season in center, giving Juan Lagares a day off. He is hitting .111 in 27 at-bats this season.

The Mets are currently the underdogs (+130) against Chicago.


Mets' Michael Cuddyer sits, Daniel Murphy bats third Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2015) Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Phillies.

Cuddyer has made nine straight starts while batting cleanup in each, but first baseman Lucas Duda will fill the cleanup role Sunday, with third baseman Daniel Murphy moving to the No. 3 spot in the order. Kirk Nieuwenhuis draws his first start in 10 games in place of Cuddyer.

The Mets are road favorites (-150) in Philadelphia Sunday.


Mets put Michael Cuddyer at DH, Kirk Nieuwenhuis in left


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2015) The Mets start their first DH of the season with an interleague game at Yankee Stadium. 

Michael Cuddyer gets the call at DH, batting cleanup. Cuddyer has a scrape on the inside of his arm, from a slide into home on Thursday night, per ESPN

With Cuddyer out of the field, Kirk Nieuwenhuis gets his second start of the season in left field, hitting ninth in the lineup. 


Mets' Michael Cuddyer, Wilmer Flores out of lineup Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer and shortstop Wilmer Flores are not in the starting lineup for Sunday's matchup with the Marlins.

It's just the second time on the bench this season for both players. Kirk Nieuwenhuis will bat seventh and play left field, while Ruben Tejada will bat eighth and play shortstop. The break for both starters comes even though the team is also off Monday.

"You've just got to understand that we've still got 150 to go, and we need those guys to stay as healthy as you can," manager Terry Collins said before the game, per ESPN New York.

The Mets are heavy favorites (-200) against the Marlins Sunday.