Nieuwenhuis feels good, no DL at this time

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.