Bobby Abreu has been designated for assignment by the Mets, the team announced after Monday’s game.
The 40-year-old hit .238 with a .331 OBP and .336 slugging percentage in 66 games this season. He hit one home run and drove in 14.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Abreu’s spot on the roster.
Nieuwenhuis is hitting .226 with a .324 OBP in the eight games since being sent down in late June.