Kirk Nieuwenhuis

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Age: 24 (born August 7, 1987)
Position: Center Field
Bats: Left Throws: Right
Number: 9
Acquired: Amateur draft
Contract: Major League Minimum

Kirk Nieuwenhuis is an outfielder for the Mets. He joined the team at the beginning of the 2012 season. Nieuwenhuis had played four seasons in the Mets’ minor league system.

In ’12, Nieuwenhuis came to the Mets during the season’s first week. He got a pair of singles for his first major league hits in a 4-2 Mets victory over the Braves at Citi Field on April 7. Kirk hit his first home run as a major leaguer in the Mets’ 4-3 win over the Nationals on April 9 at Citi Field. He also hit a game-winning single in the ninth inning for a 3-2 Mets triumph over the Marlins at Citi Field on April 26.

In 2013, Nieuwenhuis hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning for a 4-3 Mets win over the Cubs at Citi Field on June 16. He had two singles, a double, a triple and five RBIs in a 12-5 Mets victory over the Brewers at Milwaukee on July 5.

In 2014, Nieuwenhuis had two singles, a homer and three RBIs in the Mets' 9-0 win over the Diamondbacks at Arizona on April 15. He doubled and scored twice each in an 11-5 Mets victory over the Marlins at Miami on June 22. Kirk had a stolen base and three runs scored (one of which came on his own homer) in an 8-4 Mets triumph over the Rangers at Citi Field on July 6. He had a run-scoring double in an 8-3 Mets win over the Braves on July 8 at Citi Field. One night later, Nieuwenhuis hit a run-scoring sacrifice fly to put the Mets ahead to stay in a 4-1 victory over the Braves.