Kirk Nieuwenhuis

1-on-1 With Mets Rookie CF

by Amit Badlani
Michael Baron - MetsBlog.com

'Captain' Kirk Nieuwenhuis was called up for the 2nd game of the season after Andres Torres re-strained the same calf the he had hurt during spring training. Despite his 6-foot-3, 215-pound frame, Kirk moves well enough to be a natural centerfielder, something the Mets needed with the absence of Torres at the beignning of the season.