Tuesday May 19th, 2015

The Mets have designated outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment, the team announced on Tuesday. The move made room for outfielder Darrell Ceciliani, who was promoted from Triple A Las Vegas ahead of New York's game against the Cardinals on Tuesday. 

Nieuwenhuis, a fourth-year pro, has batted 3-for-38 (.079) this season, striking out 17 times. 

The Mets announced they would promote Ceciliani, 24, following Monday's game. The left-handed hitter, whom New York drafted in the fourth round of the 2009 MLB draft, was batting .336 with five home runs and 17 RBIs in 113 at-bats with Triple A Las Vegas.

Ceciliani will wear No. 1.

Power Rankings: Mets fall, remain in top 10

Entering Tuesday's game, the Mets are 23-16, a game ahead of the Washington Nationals for first place in the National League East. 

- Jake Fischer

 

 

 

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.