Angels acquire outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Mets

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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets have traded outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to the Angels for cash considerations after designating him for assignment

Several reports last week had the Angels in the market for outfield help. Nieuwenhuis isn’t going to make a big impact, but he can play all three outfield spot and has produced decent numbers offensively in the minors.

As a big leaguer he’s hit just .230 with 13 homers and a .676 OPS in 226 games, so expect the 27-year-old Nieuwenhuis to fill a reserve role.