Kirk Nieuwenhuis felt good hitting today, and so they will not place him on the disabled list at this time, Terry Collins told reporters after Wednesday’s game.
July 4, 10:56 am: Terry Collins told reporters this morning that Nieuwenhuis injured himself during batting practice yesterday. Collins said Kirk will try to swing a bat before today’s game, though he could eventually end up on the disabled list anyway.
According to WFUV’s Amit Badlani, Collins said Nieuwenhuis feels pain, which is a first, despite having had surgery on the same hand before. MRI results haven’t been returned to the team yet.