• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis doubles twice in rare start Thursday

    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.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis starts for Curtis Granderson on Sunday

    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.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Mets activate Bobby Parnell, make other moves

    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.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Reports: Mets to recall Kevin Plawecki, three others Tuesday

    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.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis moves rehab to Triple-A Las Vegas

    Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has had his rehab transferred from Class A St. Lucie to Triple-A Las Vegas, per ESPN. He might remain there until the rosters can be expanded in September. Nieuwenhuis has been out for three weeks with a pinched nerve in his back.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Mets CF Kirk Nieuwenhuis hits home run in Class A rehab

    Mets center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBI in a Class A rehab game on Friday. Nieuwenhuis is on the 15-day disabled list with a back injury.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Mets LF Kirk Nieuwenhuis starts rehab stint Thursday in Class A

    Mets left fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis will join David Wright with Class A St. Lucie in starting his rehab Thursday night, ESPN has reported. The little-used Nieuwenhuis has been sidelined for two weeks with a back problem. If he does return to the big-league club, he will do so with a poor .188/.261/.356 slash line in 101 at-bats. He could be forced to wait until roster expansion on Sept. 1 to return to the Big Apple.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Mets LF Kirk Nieuwenhuis heads to DL with back ailment

    The Mets have announced that a pinched nerve in the back has resulted in a disabled list stint for left fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Nieuwenhuis has not played since Wednesday. He goes down with a slash line of .188/.261/.336.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis nursing pinched nerve in back

    Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been suffering from a pinched nerve in his upper back, which caused him to be unavailable for Thursday and Friday's games, according to ESPN.com. However, Nieuwenhuis appears able to play through the injury, as the Mets optioned rookie outfielder Michael Conforto to Triple-A in the wake of the Mets' acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes. Nieuwenhuis was listed as a reserve on the lineup card for Saturday's game against the Nationals.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Mets' Kirk Nieuwenhuis goes 4 for 4, drives in four runs Saturday

    Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis had a big night at the plate in Saturday's 15-2 shellacking of the Dodgers. Nieuwenhuis went 4 for 4 with a double, four RBI and two runs scored. This was the second four-hit and four-RBI game of Nieuwenhuis' career. He has been hitting the ball very well since returning to the Mets in early July. In 14 games since rejoining the club, he's batting .375 with five doubles, three homers and 10 RBI.