Nieuwenhuis was claimed off waivers by the Brewers on Wednesday, Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports. After the Mets officially added Alejandro de Aza to their 40-man roster, Nieuwenhuis was placed on waivers by the club and subsequently claimed by the Brewers on Wednesday. Nieuwenhuis is still relatively young at 28 but has never had more RBI than strikeouts in any of his four major league seasons. He'll have a chance to provide depth at a corner outfield spot for the Brewers.
Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis got a rare start on Thursday and went 3 for 4 with two doubles in a 3-0 loss to the Phillies. Aside from a three home run game earlier in the season, this was Niewenhuis' best performance of the year. It's been a tough season for the outfielder, as he's hitting just .200 in 125 at-bats. It would appear to be a stretch for him to crack the playoff roster for the Mets this upcoming postseason.
Mets outfielder Curtis Granderson is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports. After clinching the NL East Saturday, the Mets are rolling out backups at every position but left field and pitcher, and Granderson is one of the players hitting the bench. Kirk Nieuwenhuis will get the start at right field, batting fifth.
The Mets activated Bobby Parnell, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Erik Goeddel from the disabled list Tuesday, reports Newsday. Moreover, the team called up Eric Young Jr and Kevin Plawecki.
The Mets will recall catcher Kevin Plawecki, infielder Eric Campbell, and outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Eric Young from Triple-A Las Vegas when rosters expand Tuesday, according to MLB.com.