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Kirk nearing minor league game

3/16/2013

Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Kirk Nieuwenhuis

#9 CF
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM91
  • HR7

  • RBI28

  • R40

  • OBP.315

  • AVG.252

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who suffered a bone bruise on his left knee while sliding two weeks ago, is nearing entering a minor league game.

Nieuwenhuis participated in the team's warm-up routine Saturday and also hit, tossed a baseball and went through outfield drills.

The lone remaining hurdle before entering a game is to run the bases.

Nieuwenhuis now is more likely to be ticketed for Triple-A Las Vegas to open the season.