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Kirk Nieuwenhuis

1-on-1 With Mets Rookie CF

First the Mets, then the galaxy

'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.