Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun (56) celebrates with teammate Kirk Nieuwenhuis (22) after scoring on an error by Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Jake Elmore during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fl
Chris O'Meara
June 13, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets have reacquired Kirk Nieuwenhuis, claiming the outfielder off waivers from the Angels less than a month after cutting the outfielder and trading him to Los Angeles.

The Mets made the move Saturday before playing the Atlanta Braves. They transferred reliever Jerry Blevins to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Nieuwenhuis on the roster.

The 27-year-old Nieuwenhuis appeared in 27 games for the Mets, batting .079 (3 for 38), before being designated for assignment May 19. A week later he was traded to the Angels for cash.

Nieuwenhuis hit .136 (3 for 22) for Los Angeles in 10 games.

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