|Age: 24 (born August 7, 1987)|
|Position: Center Field|
|Bats: Left Throws: Right|
|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.