Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 2 Days

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.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 14 Days

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 1 Month

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.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 3 Months

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 3 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.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 3 Months

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

Nieuwenhuis will provide some depth with Juan Lagares (hamstring) on the DL. However, with Chris Young (quad) due back later this week, his stay in the majors might be short.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 3 Months

According to Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record, the Mets have summoned outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Arizona.

The Mets have yet to make an official roster move, but Juan Lagares (hamstring) is expected to be placed on the disabled list. Nieuwenhuis might only be on the roster for a couple of days, as Chris Young (quad) is eligible to be activated Friday.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM 12 Months

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

Nieuwenhuis has been a big disappointment for the Mets this season, hitting just .189/.278/.337 with three homers and 14 RBI in 95 at-bats. The Mets are trimming their roster down to a four-man bench while opting to go with a six-man starting rotation, and Nieuwenhuis was the odd-man out.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM Jul 06 '13

Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4-for-4 with a career-high five RBI in Friday's 12-5 win over the Brewers.

It was a monster night for Nieuwenhuis, who also drew two walks, scored three runs, and stole a base. His batting average has jumped from .128 to .233 in the span of four games. The 25-year-old strikes out to much to be much of a fantasy option, but he could see increased playing time against right-handers as the season continues.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis LF/CF NYM Jun 16 '13

Kirk Nieuwenhuis drilled a long, walk-off three-run homer versus Carlos Marmol in the Mets' comeback win Sunday.

The Mets trailed 3-0 going into the bottom of the ninth, but Marlon Byrd led off with a home run and Nieuwenhuis blasted one off the facade in the upper deck with one out and two runners on to complete the comeback. Nieuwenhuis had just one hit in his previous 15 at-bats since his recall before the homer.