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Nieuwenhuis (illness) is expected to remain in the hospital for the next few days, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

Nieuwenhuis is dealing with an infection that kept him out of the final two games of the season. He continues to undergo tests, and it remains unclear when he'll be released from the hospital.

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Nieuwenhuis (illness) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Nieuwenhuis is dealing with an infection that has kept him hospitalized, and will continue to undergo more tests. Manager Terry Collins wouldn't go into much detail on the situation, but look for the Mets to update his condition later in the week. The outfield for Sunday's season finale will be composed of Matt den Dekker, Curtis Granderson and Bobby Abreu.

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Nieuwenhuis (illness) remains out out of the lineup Saturday against the Astros.

With just one game left this season, Nieuwenhuis may not play again in 2014. Eric Young, Jr. will get the start in left field Saturday.

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Nieuwenhuis was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Astros.

Nieuwenhuis was replaced in the lineup by Eric Young Jr., who will bat in the leadoff spot. It's unclear what caused him to be scratched, but it could be related to the kidney stone issue that caused him to miss some time late last week.

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Nieuwenhuis (kidney stone) is back in the lineup Sunday against the Braves.

Nieuwenhuis missed the first two games of the series after passing a kidney stone on Thursday, but will get the starting nod in center field Sunday afternoon. With Juan Lagares (elbow) currently without a timetable for return, Nieuwenhuis should see a slight uptick from his regular reps over the Mets' final six games. The 27-year-old outfielder is slashing a modest .242/.342/.455 on the season.

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Nieuwenhuis (kidney stone) is out of the lineup again Saturday against the Braves, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Nieuwenhuis passed a kidney stone Thursday and has missed the past two games as a result. The outfield contains Eric Young Jr, Curtis Granderson, and Eric Campbell on Saturday. He isn't an everyday starter anyway, so when he becomes available, he may not be in the starting lineup.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 1 Month

Nieuwenhuis passed a kidney stone Thursday and will thus be out of Friday's lineup, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

Nieuwenhuis has a fairly impressive slash line (.242/.342/.455) but his counting stats (three home runs and four steals) over 57 games aren't very intriguing in standard leagues. Consider him day-to-day for now.

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Nieuwenhuis is starting in right field Sunday against the Phillies, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Nieuwenhuis is making his first start in more than three weeks, as the promotion of Matt den Dekker has substantially cut into his playing time. A few weeks, it looked Nieuwenhuis would platoon is left, but den Dekker has seen most of the action at the position, while Curtis Granderson starts daily in right. Nieuwenhuis is getting the nod in right with Granderson scuffling at the plate..

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Nieuwenhuis (neck) remains out of the lineup Friday against the Dodgers.

Nieuwenhuis is not an everyday player, so it's uncertain whether his absence Friday is actually related to the neck issue that resulted in his scratch from Wednesday's lineup. Regardless, he should be considered day-to-day until he returns to the field.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 2 Months

Nieuwenhuis (neck) was scratched from Wednesday's lineup against the Athletics, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports.

Nieuwenhuis completed tests earlier in the day which seemed to show nothing concerning regarding his neck injury, allowing him to slot back into the Mets' initial lineup. However, the Mets evidently decided to err on the side of caution and keep him out of the game. As a result, Carlos Granderson moves over from DH to cover for Nieuwenhuis in right field, while Eric Campbell takes Granderson's spot at DH.