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240px-Kirk Nieuwenhuis on April 7, 2012

Nieuwenhuis batting on his debut

Kirk Robert Nieuwenhuis (born August 7, 1987) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the New York Mets.

2008-2011Edit

He was drafted in the third round of the 2008 draft. He played in the minors since then.

2012Edit

Age: 24 (born August 7,1987)
Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Number: 9
Acquired: Draft
Contract: Minor League

On April 7 he was called up from Buffalo to replace Andres Torres who strained his calf on opening day. Kirk went 2-4 getting his first 2 major league hits which were all singles. On April 9 Kirk hit his first Major League homerun against the Washington Nationals. On April 26 he got his first walkoff of his career against the Marlins. For more see Mets Sweep Marlins. On June 14 he had his first multi-homerun game of his career against the Tampa Bay Rays in the final game of the series. For more see Mets Sweep Rays.

He was sent down on July 30 as Mike Baxter returned from the DL.

2013Edit

Kirk was sent down as Juan Lagares took his spot on the roster on April 23. He was called up on June 9 as Rick Ankiel was DFA'd. He was sent down on July 27 to make room for Jenrry Mejia on the 25-man roster.


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