Mets trade Nieuwenhuis to Angels for cash

Mets trade Nieuwenhuis to Angels for cash

NEW YORK -- The Mets traded outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to the Angels in exchange for cash on Wednesday.

Nieuwenhuis, 27, was hitting .079 (3-for-38) in 27 games for the Mets. He was designated for assignment on May 19 to make room for Darrell Ceciliani.

Nieuwenhuis played all three outfield positions and hit .230 (121-for-527) with 13 home runs and 60 RBIs over parts of four seasons with the Mets. The Southern California native was out of Minor League options.

Joe Trezza is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.