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Bobby Abreu (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Mets Designate Bobby Abreu For Assignment, Recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis

New York announced that it has designated veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu for assignment. Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Abreu’s roster spot.

08/04/2014

Jets quarterback Geno Smith celebrates his touchdown against the Cleveland Browns on Dec. 22, 2013, at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

7 Players That New York Fans Shouldn’t Give Up On Yet

If you’re not getting the job done, you’re going to get criticized — whether you’re a 10-year veteran or a rookie. Here are seven players you should perhaps hold off on judging.

07/15/2014

Juan Lagares (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Juan Lagares Lands On 15-Day DL With Strained Hamstring, Kirk Nieuwenhuis Recalled

Juan Lagares is headed to the disabled list and Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been called up to take his place on the roster. Curtis Granderson will not be placed on the disabled list at this time and is listed as day to day.

04/15/2014

Wilmer Flores (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Mets Send Wilmer Flores, 3 More To Minors

It looks like it’ll be Ruben Tejada at shortstop on Opening Day, barring a last-minute move by the Mets.

03/24/2014

Terry Collins (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Kallet: Terry Collins Deserves Chance With Roster That Can Realistically Contend

Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.

07/28/2013

The Brewers’ Jean Segura, right, is tagged out at home by Mets catcher John Buck during the first inning at Miller Park on July 5, 2013 in Milwaukee, Wis. (Photo by Tom Lynn/Getty Images)

Nieuwenhuis, Wheeler Lead Mets To Rout Of Brewers

Kirk Nieuwenhuis drove in a career-best five runs and Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run over five shaky innings to pace the New York Mets to a 12-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

07/06/2013

Zack Wheeler (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Schwei: Wheeler’s Debut, Nieuwenhuis’ Walk-Off, Hawkins’ 900th And More Mets Notes

Zack Wheeler is scheduled to make his major-league debut on Tuesday night in the second game of the Mets’ day/night doubleheader against the Braves in Atlanta.

06/17/2013

Justin Turner of the Mets puts a pie in the face of teammate Kirk Nieuwenhuis after he connects on a three-run game-winning home run against the Chicago Cubs (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images); Bob Costas (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Bob Costas Slams Mets’ Celebration; Players Respond On Twitter

Costas threw a bucket of cold water on Sunday’s win, calling New York’s on-field celebration an “indication of the ongoing decline of western civilization.”

06/17/2013

Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the New York Mets connects on a three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs in the ninth inning during their game on June 16, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Nieuwenhuis Delivers Walk-Off Homer As Mets Win In Sensational Fashion On Father’s Day

Kirk Nieuwenhuis sent the fans home happy on Father’s Day by delivering a three-run walk-off homer as the Mets defeated the Cubs on Sunday.

06/17/2013

David Wright #5, John Buck #44 and Bobby Parnell #39 of the New York Mets celebrate after defeating the San Diego Padres at Citi Field on April 3, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Schwei: Walk-Off Wins, Grand Slams, Dominant Pitching And More Mets Notes

For the first time since 2006, the Mets have won their first two series of the season thanks to Marlon Byrd’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning that lifted the Mets to a 4-3 victory over the Marlins on Sunday.

04/08/2013

Dillon Gee (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Gee And Hefner Fail To Impress Ahead Of Opening Day, Mets Lose To Orioles

Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner each had a poor day in the Mets’ final warmup before Opening Day.

03/30/2013

David Wright (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Sight For Sore Eyes: David Wright Appears In 1st Big League Game In 2 Weeks

The Mets’ captain made his first appearance in a big league game since sustaining a rib injury during the World Baseball Classic, going 0-for-3 and playing five innings for New York in a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

03/29/2013

Elvin Ramirez (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images), Jon Niese (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images), Kirk Nieuwenhuis  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Coleman: Elvin Gone, Marcum Listed, Niese Ready And Kirk Not Beamed Down — Yet

The Mets made the first of what might be several minor moves to free up 40-man roster space by trading righty reliever Elvin Ramirez to the Angels for cash on Wednesday night.

03/28/2013

Shaun Marcum (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Coleman: Luckily For Mets, Marcum Injury Doesn’t Appear Serious

While Mets have had their share of injuries during spring training, but Shaun Marcum’s right shoulder doesn’t appear to be a major issue.

03/21/2013

David Wright (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Mets Third Baseman Wright Doesn’t Regret WBC Decision

David Wright doesn’t regret his decision to play in the World Baseball Classic and feels risks come whenever you play baseball.

03/17/2013

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