A source told Andy Martino of the New York Daily News that Jon Niese has been pitching through a neck injury.
Niese has allowed a total of 15 earned runs over his last two starts, and now there's an explanation for those struggles. "His neck has been bothering him," the source said. "He hasn’t wanted to talk to (the media) about it, or make excuses. Just a lot of soreness there." Niese will test himself in a bullpen session early this week. He's scheduled to face the Cardinals on Thursday in St. Louis.
Mon, May 13, 2013 09:10:00 AM