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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.

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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.

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Nieuwenhuis has a stiff neck and is not available Tuesday, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

He has been used strictly as a bench bat of late, and shouldn't be owned in many fantasy leagues. Consider him day-to-day.

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Nieuwenhuis will start to see more time with the Mets looking towards 2015, which begins with a start in left field Friday against the Phillies, Adam Rubin of reports.

With Eric Young Jr. and Chris Young not showing enough to warrant starting, Nieuwenhuis will get a chance to prove he can be a cog next year.

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Nieuwenhuis was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.

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Mets optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Nieuwenhuis got the boot to clear a roster spot for infielder Wilmer Flores, who was called up Thursday with Ruben Tejada (head) dinged up. Nieuwenhuis has hit .246 in 67 plate appearances this season for New York.

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis tripled and scored a run in Friday's win over the Marlins.

Nieuwenhuis has played well in limited playing time this season, hitting .302 (13-for-43) with nine extra-base hits (including two homers) and 10 RBI over just 24 games. Given the lack of production from Chris Young this season, there could more opportunity for him during the second half.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 2 Months

Mets recalled OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Nieuwenhuis hit .222 with a .286 on-base percentage in 21 plate appearances earlier this season for the Mets. The 26-year-old will function as outfield depth.

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Mets optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Nieuwenhuis was batting .222 with a .286 on-base percentage in 21 plate appearances this season for New York. He got shipped out Thursday to open up a roster spot for Juan Lagares, who is returning from the disabled list.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 4 Months

In his return to the big league lineup, Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Tuesday's 9-0 win against the Diamondbacks.

Recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas earlier in the day to provide depth with Juan Lagares (hamstring) hitting the DL, Nieuwenhuis wasted no time getting started. His two-run shot off Bronson Arroyo came as part of a six-run fourth inning that turned this one into a laugher early. With Chris Young (quad) due back later this week, Nieuwenhuis needs to keep producing to save his roster spot.