Kirk Nieuwenhuis Injury Update: Outfielder Done For Year

The New York Mets have announced that outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis is done for the year to rest his ailing foot, according to Anthony DiComo.

Nieuwenhuis was playing very well as a rookie before slumping badly and then suffering a tear of his right foot's plantar fascia. He was injured playing at Triple-A Buffalo while running the bases, per the official team site.

The youngster was at one point hitting close to .300 before having a horrendous June that saw him go 4-for-38 with just one extra base hit.

On the year, Nieuwenhuis ended up with a .252 average to accompany seven home runs and 28 RBI. The 25-year-old ended up losing some playing time when Jason Bay came up and Jordany Valdespin started making a name for himself.

The news comes down the same day the Mets decided to place Johan Santana on the 15-day DL, most likely putting an end to his campaign.

For more on the Mets, please be sure to check out our blog Amazin' Avenue and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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