Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 3 weeks ago

Nieuwenhuis was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.

Nieuwenhuis has struggled this season, going 6-for-60 between the Mets and the Angels. Because he's out of options, he had to clear waivers to be sent straight to Triple-A Las Vegas. He will try to round back into form and eventually compete for an outfield spot for the Mets.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 3 weeks ago

Nieuwenhuis will likely be sent directly to Triple-A Las Vegas, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Nieuwenhuis was claimed off waivers by the Mets on Saturday, but before allowing him to compete for the role of fourth outfielder, the team will get a longer look at him in Triple-A. Barring an injury at the Major League level, there's little value to find here.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 3 weeks ago

Nieuwenhuis was claimed off waivers by the Mets on Saturday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

The Angels designated Nieuwenhuis for assignment Wednesday, two weeks to the day after they acquired him from New York. Nieuwenhuis will return to his old organization after being claimed, and it's possible he could supplant Darrell Ceciliani as the fourth outfielder before long.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 4 weeks ago

Nieuwnhuis was designated for assignment Wednesday.

Niewuwenhuis hit just .136/.208/.227 since moving to the Angels from the Mets, so it's not a big surprise that he's lost his job with the club. If he passes through waiver unclaimed, he'll likely be sent to the minors as organizational depth.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 1 month ago

Nieuwenhuis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Yankees.

Nieuwenhuis will sit for a second consecutive game with lefty CC Sabathia on the hill for the opposition. The outfielder had previously started four straight games, but after going just 2-for-14 during that span, he didn't do much too distinguish himself from the Angels' other options.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 1 month ago

Nieuwenhuis was traded from the Mets to the Angels on Wednesday, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

Nieuwenhuis was traded for just cash, indicating the club was willing to dump him. While he was blocked from playing in New York, his role with the Angels will likely remain largely unchanged.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 2 months ago

Nieuwenhuis has been designated for assignment, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

This moves comes as little surprise after Darrell Ceciliani was promoted last night. Nieuwenhuis is out of options and after a solid spring training, he was just 3-for-38 this year.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 2 months ago

Nieuwenhuis is out of the lineup Thursday.

With a lefty on the mound for the Cubs, John Mayberry will be deployed in right field and Curtis Granderson will move to center. However, look for Nieuwenhuis to continue to get starts when the opposing pitcher is a righty while Juan Lagares (muscle strain) is out.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 2 months ago

Nieuwenhuis is starting in left field Sunday.

Niewenhuis has seen just 23 at bats this season and has gotten somewhat stale on the bench. After a strong spring, he is just 2-for-23 as the main lefty pinch-hitter off the bench and occasional starter. Nieuwenhuis gets a chance Sunday to boost those stats and possibly show he deserves more playing time.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 3 months ago

Nieuwenhuis is starting in left field Sunday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

Nieuwenhuis is giving Michael Cuddyer a day off. With the off-day Monday, manager Terry Collins could have easily played Cuddyer, but he has opted to give him an extra's rest early in the season to keep him fresh while giving Nieuwenhuis some at-bats.