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9 Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF
Height/Weight: 6-3/215 | Birthdate: 8/7/1987 | Birthplace: Santa Monica, CA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: New York | College: Azusa Pacific | MLB Experience: 3 | Salary: $498,124 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 676.00
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis takes a breather after passing kidney stone


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was held out of action Friday night against the Braves, one day removed from passing a kidney stone, MLB.com reports.

Nieuwenhuis told the manager he's available as a pinch hitter and could be back in action a early as Saturday. He is hitting .242 with three homers and 14 RBI over 99 at-bats.


Kirk Nieuwenhuis homers, walks three times Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 1 for 1 with three walks and a two-run home run in his team's 4-3 win over the Marlins Wednesday.

Nieuwenhuis put his team up for the first time in the fourth inning, blasting a home run over the right-field wall. After reaching base four times Wednesday, he owns a .259/.361/.506 line with three home runs, 14 RBI and four stolen bases in 81 at-bats.


Kirk Nieuwenhuis back out of Wednesday lineup


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) The Mets have scratched outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis after having placed him in the lineup. He is still dealing with a neck issue.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis healthy and starting Wednesday in Oakland


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis not only recovered enough from a stiff neck to be cleared for action Wednesday in Oakland, but he has also received a rare start. The ailment prevented him from playing Tuesday.

Nieuwenhuis has neither started nor managed a hit since Aug. 8.


Kirk Nieuwenhuis out Tuesday with stiff neck


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis will not play in Tuesday's game against the A's due to neck stiffness, Newsday reports.

Nieuwenhuis has received just one at-bat in each of his last six games, failing to get a hit in any of them. He owns a .233/.310/.438 line with two home runs and 12 RBI in 73 at-bats.


Kirk Nieuwenhuis back with the Mets


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/4/2014) The Mets recalled outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas Monday. Niuewenhuis is batting .246 with two homers and 11 RBI in 30 games this season for New York.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis demoted as Wilmer Flores recalled


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2014) The Mets recalled infielder Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas Thursday. To clear a roster spot, outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was optioned to Las Vegas.

Mets bring back Kirk Nieuwenhuis


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) The Mets recalled outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas after Wednesday's game.

Nieuwenhuis spent a few weeks with the Mets back in April, going 4 for 18 with one home run and five RBI in nine games. He has hit .272/.318/.539 with 10 home runs and 28 RBI in 180 at-bats with Las Vegas.


Mets activate Juan Lagares, demote Kirk Nieuwenhuis


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/1/2014) The Mets have activated Juan Lagares off the disabled list and dispatched fellow outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Lagares, who completed his rehab assignment Wednesday, went down on a roll. He will own a nine-game hitting streak and stat line of .314/.345/.471 upon his return.


Kirk Nieuwenhuis homers in three-hit debut


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/2014) After being called up to the Mets earlier in the day, outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 3 for 5 with a home run and three RBI in his team's 9-0 win over the Diamondbacks Tuesday.

Nieuwenhuis knocked an RBI single in the first inning before smacking a two-run home run in the fourth. He could see regular action over the next few days as the Mets wait for Chris Young to come off the disabled list.


Mets recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis, place Juan Lagares on DL


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) The Mets placed outfielder Juan Lagares on the disabled list Tuesday with a right hamstring injury, the team announced. Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his spot ahead of the team's game against the Diamondbacks that evening. 

Mets option three players to minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/24/2014) The Mets optioned three players to Triple-A Las Vegas Monday. They were Zach Lutz, Matt den Dekker and Kirk Nieuwenhuis.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis gets the nod in center


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis will start in center Wednesday against the Braves.

Nieuwenhuis will hit sixth against Tim Hudson. He's hitting .200/.291/.356 in 90 at-bats. 


Kirk Nieuwenhuis homers in extra-inning loss


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2013) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis belted his third home run of the season Friday during a 3-2 loss in extra innings to the Pirates. 

Nieuwenhuis went 1 for 3 with a walk as he hit a solo shot in the seventh inning. He is batting .218.

The 25-year-old Nieuwenhuis has gone 2 for 13 (.154) over his last four games. That said, he's batting .344 in July overall through 32 at-bats with two homers and seven RBI. 


Kirk Nieuwenhuis posts huge offensive day in win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2013) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was the offensive star in a 12-5 win over the Brewers Friday, going 4 for 4 with two walks, a double, a triple, three runs, five RBI and a stolen base.

Nieuwenhuis entered the game just 10 for 56 in 33 games, but his first career four-hit performance gives him a .233 batting average to go with two home runs, 12 RBI and two stolen bases in 60 at-bats.


Kirk Nieuwenhuis wears the hero cape


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2013) Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer that capped a four-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the Mets to a 4-3 win against the Cubs Sunday. Nieuwenhuis parked a 1-0, no-doubter into the right-field seats at Citi Field off Cubs closer Carlos Marmol for his first home run this season.

Nieuwenhuis, who finished 1 for 3 with a walk, came into Sunday's game batting .077 (1 for 13) in six games (three starts) since his recall from Triple-A Las Vegas.


Juan Lagares, Kirk Nieuwenhuis to share time in CF


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2013) Mets manager Terry Collins said outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas Sunday, and Juan Lagares will share playing time in center field. However, it might not be a strict lefty-righty platoon.

"I don't think we need to do a straight platoon," Collins said, per ESPN. "There might even be a time when they're both out there at the same time. That's certainly the reason why Juan is still here. We're getting to the stages where we've got to start taking a look down the road. So there certainly could be that time when they're both out there. But I think you want to pick your spots -- not to put Juan over his head or Nieuwy over his head against somebody you're just not going to be able to hit." 


Kirk Niuewenhuis back after Triple-A turnaround


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2013) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas Sunday to take the roster spot of outfielder Rick Ankiel, who was designated for assignment following Saturday's game against the Marlins.

Nieuwenhuis was demoted to the minors in late April following a slow start offensively. However, he found his stroke at Triple-A Las Vegas and homered eight times in his last 16 games prior to Sunday's recall. Nieuwenhuis credited Las Vegas manager Wally Backman and hitting coach George Greer for his turnaround.

"Wally and George have done a great job with helping me out, for sure," Nieuwenhuis said, per ESPN. "I owe a lot to them. They straightened me out and helped me out a lot. I was kind of lost when I came down here, not having at-bats in spring training. I was kind of in a funk, and they really helped me out. They really put a lot of effort into it." 


Kirk Nieuwenhuis to get the call Sunday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been hammering the ball at Triple-A Las Vegas, and the team announced Saturday he will be recalled prior to Sunday's game against the Marlins.

Nieuwenhuis is hitting .232 for Las Vegas, but has three home runs in the last 10 games.  


Kirk Nieuwenhuis back on Mets' radar


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/4/2013) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has homered four times in his last 10 games for Triple-A Las Vegas and has eight home runs through 33 games. Las Vegas manager Wally Backman told Mets manager Terry Collins that Nieuwenhuis' homers are "legitimate" and not created because of the hitter-friendly enviornments in the Pacific Coast League, according to ESPN.

Collins said Nieuwenhuis' recent surge has put him back on the radar for a potential recall.


Kirk Nieuwenhuis needs to focus on 'two-strike approach'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2013) Mets manager Terry Collins said demoted outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas Tuesday, needs to focus on striking out less and making more contact. Nieuwenhuis, who struck out eight times in 17 plate appearances, hit .125 (2 for 16) in 13 games.

"If Kirk was a big-time power hitter, you would probably ignore the strikeouts a little bit," Collins said to The Star-Ledger. "But when he’s most dangerous is when he’s making contact, so one of the things we certainly want him to go down and do that is to really concentrate on two-strike approach."


Mets ship Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/23/2013) The Mets announced Tuesday they demoted outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas, replacing him on the roster with Juan Lagares. Nieuwenhuis hit .125 (2 for 16) with one RBI in 13 games.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis struggling in reserve role


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2013) Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been unable to find everyday at bats so far this season, and his play has yet to prove worthy an expanded role.

Nieuwenhuis struck out in a pinch-hitting appearance Thursday in an 11-3 loss to the Rockies, giving him a five-game hitless streak. He has received eight at bats in that span.

Nieuwenhuis has just two hits in 15 at-bats this season. 


Mets' bench players to work way into lineup


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2013) Mets manager Terry Collins said Thursday he will start working some of his bench players into the starting lineup this weekend against the Marlins. Among those players are outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter, who are both expected to get a start this weekend.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis makes Mets as fourth outfielder


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2013) Mets center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has made the team's opening day roster as a fourth outfielder. He recorded just three hits and five walks in 41 plate appearances this spring.

Nieuwenhuis made at least 20 appearances at all three outfield positions while hitting .252/.315/.376 in 314 plate appearances during his rookie season in 2012.