Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 3/16/12
Yesterday, was a big day in at the Mets Spring Training Complex at Digital Domain Park as the team made their first round of cuts and reassigned 13 players to minor league camp. The move left the Mets with 42 players in camp which will eventually be pared down to 25 before Opening Day. There’s no telling who if any of the players cut will be back again in 2012, but let’s take a look at them and consider their place in the organization. Kirk Nieuwenhuis: Captain Kirk never really got a chance to strut his stuff in St. Lucie thanks to a strained oblique. Injuries continue to plague the promising center fielder and for now it looks like he’ll be heading back to Buffalo for a third season at Triple-A. At 24 years old, he’ll have to reestablish himself all over again and hope that something opens up in Flushing. A solid season by Andres Torres will keep Nieuwenhuis in the minors until rosters expand in September, but a slow start by Torres could hasten his arrival. Matt den Dekker: Dekker got
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