Kirk Nieuwenhuis is back with the Mets again. The 27-year-old outfielder has been recalled by the team today, according to ESPN. While there is no word on who will be taken off the 25-man roster to make room for Nieuwenhuis, it appears that he will be in San Francisco with the team tonight.
Since being re-acquired off of waivers from the Angels last month, Nieuwenhuis has been on a tear in Triple-A, batting .293/.354/.741 with seven home runs and 20 RBI in 15 games. Before his stint in Triple-A, he struggled in the majors with the Mets and Angels this year, batting .100/.156/.167 in 37 games. He was traded to Los Angeles in May for cash considerations, only to be claimed on waivers by the Mets after the Angels parted ways with him less than three weeks after he was acquired.
Nieuwenhuis has played parts of the last four seasons with the Mets. In 236 career major league games, Nieuwenhuis has hit .226/.299/.368 with 13 home runs and 61 RBI. He has fared much better in his 533 career minor league games, batting .274/.349/.476 with 76 home runs and 283 RBI.