Nieuwenhuis, 27, batted .079 for the Mets this season, with no home runs, two walks and 17 strikeouts in 38 at-bats. He is a career .230 hitter, with a .302 on-base percentage and .676 OPS.
The Angels have the lowest on-base percentage and OPS in the major leagues. Their left fielders -- in the position manned last year by the banished
Nieuwenhuis, who bats left-handed, was designated for assignment by the Mets last week. The Mets selected him from Azusa Pacific in the third round of the 2008 draft.