After Wednesday’s game in St. Louis, the Mets promoted OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas.
To make room for Nieuwenhuis on the roster, OF Matt den Dekker was optioned to Las Vegas.
In 49 plate appearances spanning 17 games with the Mets in 2014, den Dekker, 26, was hitting .156 with a .224 OBP.
Nieuwenhuis, 26, hit .222 with a .286 OBP in 21 plate appearances with the Mets earlier this season.
In Triple-A Las Vegas, Nieuwenhuis was hitting .272 with a .318 OBP, 10 home runs and 30 RBI.