Mets still may deal Kirk Nieuwenhuis


NEW YORK -- One week after outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was designated for assignment by the New York Mets, the hours are dwindling before he must be put on waivers.

Still, the Mets believe a trade involving Nieuwenhuis remains possible before the DFA process expires and he must be placed on waivers on Wednesday.

Niewuenhuis went 3-for-38 to open the season with the Mets.

He is out of options, so the Mets can no longer freely send him to the minors.