Kirk Robert Nieuwenhuis (born August 7, 1987) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the New York Mets.
He was drafted in the third round of the 2008 draft. He played in the minors since then.
|Age: 24 (born August 7,1987)|
|Bats: Left Throws: Right|
|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.
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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2 Justin Turner * 3 Omar Quintanilla * 5 David Wright * 6 Marlon Byrd * 12 Juan Lagares * 13 Josh Satin * 20 Anthony Recker * 22 Eric Young, Jr. * 28 Daniel Murphy * 29 Ike Davis * 30 David Aardsma * 32 LaTroy Hawkins * 33 Matt Harvey * 35 Dillon Gee * 39 Bobby Parnell * 44 John Buck * 45 Zack Wheeler * 47 Andrew Brown * 50 Scott Atchison * 52 Carlos Torres * 53 Jeremy Hefner * 56 Scott Rice * 58 Jenrry Mejia * 66 Josh Edgin * 71 Gonzalez Germen
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