Nieuwenhuis is set to open the regular season as the Brewers' fourth outfielder, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Nieuwenhuis entered camp as the favorite for the fourth outfield spot on the Brewers' roster, and he's locked up the job by posting a 1.138 OPS through 15 contests this spring. A speedy lefty-swinger, he hit .209 in 2016 and finished with just a .460 OPS away from home, but Niewenhuis also had some of the best home splits in the league, posting a .290/.397/.556 (.953 OPS) slash line in 199 plate appearances over 64 games at Miller Park.

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