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Nieves Needs To Pick Up His Offense

Nieves is hitting .210 in May so far

The 2012 season marks Luis Nieves' seventh in professional baseball since being signed by the Mets in 2006. Entering his second full season in Low-A Savannah, Nieves hopes that his hitting will step up to compliment his already plus defensive abilities and potential at the shortstop position.

Luis Nieves spent the offseason playing baseball back home in his native Venezuela for the Caribes based out of Puerto La Cruz where he was able to keep himself in baseball mode. Aside from the extra game experience in Venezuela Nieves said he has returned this year a little stronger and believes the extra mass will aid in his hitting. He called the 2012 Spring Training "one of the best of... Recommended Stories