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Jon Niese | Starting Pitcher | #49

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 7 (0) / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports that the Marlins could pursue Jon Niese this offseason.
Jackson has also connected the Marlins to another lefty reclamation project in C.J. Wilson. Niese posted a 5.50 ERA over 121 innings with the Pirates and Mets last season and had knee surgery in August but is expected to be healthy for the beginning of spring training. He wouldn't be a bad gamble on what is sure to be a cheap deal. Fri, Nov 25, 2016 01:11:00 PM
Source: Miami Herald

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Mets declined their $10 million option on LHP Jon Niese.

An easy call for the Mets after Niese pitched just 11 innings for New York in 2016. He tore the meniscus in his left knee in late August and needed surgery. The left-hander will become a free agent next week.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 01:13:00 PM

Mets transferred LHP Jon Niese to the 60-day disabled list.

That will end his season. Niese had surgery to repair a torn meniscus last month so he probably wasn't going to come back anyway. The move clears a roster spot for Lucas Duda, who was activated from the disabled list on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 07:44:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Jon Niese will undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee on Thursday.

It had already been reported that Niese would be undergoing surgery on the knee, but the Mets have now shined a little light as to the exact nature of his injury. Per the New York Times' James Wagner, Thursday's arthroscopic surgery comes with an expected recovery period of around four weeks. Which will almost certainly end his season. Robert Gsellman is taking Niese's rotation spot for now.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 07:38:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Jon Niese will undergo surgery on his left knee.

Niese was lifted from Tuesday's game against the Cardinals after he felt a noticeable pain in his left knee. The New York Times' James Wagner is reporting that this is expected to be a relatively minor procedure, one that should take about four weeks to recover from. Still, that will end his season. Robert Gsellman will fill Niese's rotation spot moving forward. Prior to the injury, Niese held a 5.50 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 121 innings between the Pirates and Mets.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 05:30:00 PM

Mets placed LHP Jon Niese on the 15-day disabled list with a left knee injury.

Niese was forced out of Tuesday's start versus the Cardinals after feeling a shooting pain in his left knee. He managed to record just one out in the first inning before being attended to by the training staff. In a corresponding move, Erik Goeddel was recalled from Triple-A. At this early stage, there is no timetable for Niese's return.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 12:54:00 AM

Jon Niese exited his start Tuesday against the Cardinals due to left knee pain.

Niese walked two and gave up an RBI single to Brandon Moss before leaving with a trainer with one out in the bottom of the first inning. He was eventually charged with three earned runs. Robert Gsellman took over, making his major league debut. Niese could be placed on the disabled list Wednesday with the Mets badly needing a fresh arm.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 09:04:00 PM

Jon Niese left his start Tuesday against the Cardinals in the first inning due to an apparent injury.

Niese, who has been pitching through a sore knee, yielded two walks and an RBI single to Brandon Moss before exiting with one out in the bottom of the first inning. This after being handed a 3-0 lead in the top of the first. Look for an update soon from St. Louis.
Tue, Aug 23, 2016 08:38:00 PM

Jon Niese yielded four runs in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

If it makes him feel better, the four relievers that followed Niese to the mound combined to give up nine runs in 3 1/3 innings. Niese will probably remain in the rotation for now, but fantasy leaguers should want no part of him.
Thu, Aug 18, 2016 01:13:00 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins announced Friday that Jon Niese will replace Logan Verrett in the club's starting rotation.

That is, provided Niese's injured left knee continues to feel better. The 29-year-old southpaw owns a 5.20 ERA, 1.58 WHIP and 82/43 K/BB ratio over 116 innings on the season. He can safely be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 10:43:00 PM

Jon Niese is dealing with some discomfort in his knee.

It's presumably the left knee, which gave him issues back in July. Niese isn't going on the disabled list, so we can presume he's day-to-day.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 04:38:00 PM

Jon Niese gave up six runs in an inning of relief Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

Niese had allowed one run in five innings out of the pen since joining the Mets on Aug. 1. His season ERA is back up to 5.20.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 03:33:00 PM

Mets acquired LHP Jon Niese from the Pirates for LHP Antonio Bastardo and cash considerations.

Niese was recently booted to the bullpen in Pittsburgh and owns a 4.91 ERA over 18 starts and five relief appearances on the year. He'll likely remain in the bullpen in his return to the Mets, though he offers some insurance for the rotation. Niese's contract includes a pair of club options for 2017 ($10 million) and 2018 ($10.5 million), but this move appears to be short-term in nature.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 04:47:00 PM

The Mets have reacquired left-hander Jon Niese from the Pirates, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Antonio Bastardo is headed back to the Pirates, so both players are returning to their former homes. Niese owns an ugly 4.91 ERA over 18 starts and five relief appearances this season, but they Mets will try to get him back on track. He'll function as rotation insurance for the stretch run.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 04:13:00 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that the Mets have had talks with the Pirates about bringing back Jon Niese.

Cotillo cautions, though, that the Mets are "not aggressive" on rotation help, so it doesn't appear this is a front-burner discussion. Niese has put up a 4.91 ERA for the Pirates and was recently moved to the bullpen, but the Mets might view him as an upgrade over Logan Verrett.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 01:07:00 PM

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