The Mets have placed 34-year old switch-hitting, starting CF Andres Torres on the 15-day disabled list due to a left calf strain. Torres was injured in the 2012 season opener against the Cubs. He was 0 for 2 with a walk and a run scored. The Mets have recalled 24-year old lefty swinging outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis to replace Torres on the active roster. He played in 53 games in AAA-ball last year and he was 56 of 188 (.298 avg, .908 OPS) with 33 runs scored, 6 homers, 14 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. Nieuwenhuis will likely share CF with righty swinging Scott Hairston until Torres is ready to return to action.