Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:39:04 -0700
The New York Mets recalled SS Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis in his place.
Fantasy Tip: Flores and his power could see deep-mixed value with regular playing time, but the flaws in his plate discipline will suppress his upside.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:10:37 -0700
The New York Mets recalled Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas Wednesday, June 18, and optioned OF Matt den Dekker to Las Vegas in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Nieuwenhuis will serve as outfield depth off the bench. He's only ownable in deep NL-only leagues.
Mon, 02 Jun 2014 15:02:50 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins may let OF Matt den Dekker run with the leadoff role for the next couple days with OF Juan Lagares (intercostal) on the disabled list. OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis could be an option for the leadoff spot, as well.
Thu, 01 May 2014 12:33:28 -0700
The New York Mets activated OF Juan Lagares (hamstring) from the disabled list Thursday, May 1, and optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to the minors in a corresponding move.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:58:06 -0700
The New York Mets placed OF Juan Lagares (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 15, and recalled OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move, according to a team source.
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:37:03 -0700
New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson's (forearm, rib cage, knee) X-rays came back negative, but he struggled to put on his shoes after the game Monday, April 14. OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis is expected to be brought up from Triple-A Las Vegas to help with outfield depth. Granderson crashed into the outfield wall attempting to make a catch Monday but later left the game with encouragement from the training staff.
"I hit the wall with my forearm, which then lodged my elbow into my chest area. And then running full stride my left knee also hit," Granderson said. "As the game just kept going on, things just started to tighten up a little bit. The great thing is all the X-rays are negative. We just wanted to be on the safe side and check everything, which we were able to do at the ballpark."
Fantasy Tip: Lucas Duda can be moved to the outfield to help with the likely loss of Juan Lagares (hamstring), and Chris Young (quadriceps) is expected to return from the DL Friday. Until then, Andrew Brown may see more playing time if Grandy needs some rest.
Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:30:57 -0700
The New York Mets optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas Friday, July 26.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:03:20 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he thinks OF Lucas Duda starting at first base and 2B Daniel Murphy at second base is the team's best lineup, with OFs Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Juan Lagares and Marlon Byrd in the outfield. "You're allowed to change," Collins said. "There's nothing that's etched in stone. You're allowed to make changes and you're allowed to make decisions that you think are in the best interest of the ballclub. And last week we made decisions that we thought were in the best interest of the ballclub. They didn't work. So, as I ask our players to adjust, I've got to do the same thing." Moving Duda to first doesn't mean that 1B Ike Davis will be in the minors longer than expected, however. Davis is hitting .174 (4-for-23) with four walks and seven strikeouts with Triple-A Las Vegas in six games.
Fantasy Tip: As Duda mentions, he's familiar with first base after playing the position extensively in the minors. This doesn't change his value at all, and Collins said they can move Duda back to the outfield when they're comfortable recalling Davis. The biggest loser is Jordany Valdespin, who wasn't hitting well in his stretch of starts at second base.
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 17:15:45 -0700
The New York Mets have designated OF Rick Ankiel for assignment. The team will recall OG Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas to fill the roster spot.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:32:21 -0700
New York Mets OF Juan Lagares will be given a two-day audition in center field over OF Rick Ankiel, but the starts are more likely to be based off of pitching matchups more than anything. Manager Terry Collins thinks that Lagares needs to lay off more pitches outside the strike zone to be effective in the majors.
Fantasy Tip: Lagares' next two starts might go a long way in determining if they send him down and recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who has picked it up with the bat at Triple-A Las Vegas. Nieuwenhuis could come up and challenge Ankiel for playing time in center field.