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Jon Niese | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jon Niese tossed six innings of one-run ball Friday in a loss to the Braves.
Niese was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the sixth inning, as the Mets were hitless at the time. The southpaw gave up four hits and three walks while striking out seven batters. The lone run scored on a Chris Johnson double in the second inning. While Niese fell to 0-2 on the year, he now has a 2.84 ERA and 16/5 K/BB ratio in 19 inning across three starts. He'll get the Cardinals next week at home. Apr 18 - 10:38 PM

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Jon Niese surrendered three runs in 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Angels.

Niese got an extra day of rest after his season debut last Sunday and impressed again. We're not all that optimistic that his arm will hold up, but his stuff looks fine right now, making him a decent spot starter in mixed leagues. He'll get the Braves next time out on Friday.
Apr 13 - 1:25 AM

Jon Niese allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in his first start of the season on Sunday.

Niese is recovered from left elbow inflammation early in spring, and he was terrific for five innings before being done in by a two-run sixth inning Sunday. The left-hander allowed just six singles on the day, walking one while striking out four, but he took the loss in the low-scoring game. He'll look for a better result when he takes on the Angels next week.
Apr 6 - 3:49 PM

Mets activated LHP Jon Niese from the 15-day disabled list.

Niese will make his 2014 regular-season debut on Sunday against the Reds. He's getting off to a late start this year because of early-spring elbow inflammation. The lefty might not be a great fantasy bet out of the gate.
Apr 5 - 4:17 PM

Jon Niese (elbow) allowed four runs -- two earned -- on five hits over 4 2/3 innings in a simulated game Tuesday.

He threw 76 pitches in the outing. Scripps' Bill Whitehead says Niese "looked pretty good," but hitters were jumping on his stuff early in the count. As long as the left-hander feels good Wednesday, he's expected to be cleared to start on Sunday against the Reds.
Apr 1 - 7:56 PM

Jon Niese (elbow) is scheduled to pitch in a minor league intrasquad game Tuesday in St. Lucie, Florida.

If the outing goes smoothly, Niese will make his regular-season debut on Sunday (April 6) against the Reds. He was slowed this spring by left elbow inflammation.
Apr 1 - 4:06 PM

Mets placed LHP Jon Niese on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with a left elbow injury.

It sounds like merely a formality at this point, and Niese is expected to be ready to take his first turn through the rotation on April 6 against the Reds.
Mar 30 - 4:21 PM

Jon Niese (elbow) went four-plus innings in a minor league game Thursday in Mets camp.

Niese told reporters after the outing that he felt "very good" and fully expects to make his regular-season debut on April 6 against the Reds. The left-hander was slowed this spring by elbow inflammation. He will make one more minor league start next week.
Mar 27 - 3:16 PM

Jon Niese (elbow) is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game on Thursday.

Niese made it through a 45-pitch bullpen session on Monday in Mets camp and will now test his sore left elbow against live competition. If the minor league outing goes well on Thursday, he could line up to make his regular-season debut on April 6 against the Nationals.
Mar 24 - 11:38 AM

Jon Niese threw off a mound Monday for the first time since getting a cortisone injection for his elbow.

Niese had that cortisone injection last Monday. The workout went well, and he is hoping to make his regular-season debut on April 6 against the Nationals. But the Mets have not committed to anything yet.
Mar 24 - 10:13 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Thursday that it's possible Jon Niese (elbow) will begin the year on the disabled list.

It would just be a way to manipulate the roster for a few days, as Niese can be backdated on the disabled list and still make his season debut on April 6 against the Nationals. The southpaw has been battling left elbow inflammation, but it's not considered serious.
Mar 20 - 5:21 PM

Jon Niese (elbow) is expected to join the Mets' starting rotation on April 6 against the Nationals.

Niese has been battling left elbow inflammation and will likely be placed on the disabled list when the regular season opens, retroactive to a date that would allow him to be activated for that April 6 debut. The 27-year-old southpaw is scheduled to test his elbow with a bullpen session Monday in camp. He posted a 3.71 ERA and 105 strikeouts in 143 innings last season for the Mets.
Mar 20 - 9:48 AM

Jon Niese (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday in Mets camp.

Niese will do side work with a weighted ball on Thursday to test his sore left elbow and then he'll step back on a mound early next week. The 27-year-old southpaw has been diagnosed with elbow inflammation and may need a season-opening stint on the 15-day disabled list because of the poor timing of the issue.
Mar 20 - 8:37 AM

Jon Niese (elbow) expects to resume throwing Wednesday, but it likely won't be off a mound.

An MRI on Monday showed inflammation in his elbow, which he was told was likely the result of him trying to ramp up his velocity. The important thing is that no ligament damage was found. He was given a cortisone shot to deal with the inflammation and he'll ease himself back into pitching off a mound. The Mets haven't officially ruled him out for Opening Day, but that appears highly unlikely. The best-case scenario might have him pitching in the second series of the season against the Reds, but a stint on the disabled list could be a possibility if he fails to make progress.
Mar 18 - 9:06 AM

Adam Rubin of reports that Jon Niese (elbow) will resume throwing on Wednesday after an MRI revealed that his ligament is "fully intact."

Niese was given a cortisone injection in the back of his left elbow in order to combat inflammation. The left-hander has nursed shoulder and elbow ailments this spring and is expected to begin the season on the disabled list, but the hope is that he'll be ready to go on April 6 when the Mets first need a fifth starter.
Mar 17 - 12:19 PM

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3Bobby Abreu
CF1Juan Lagares
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S1Jon Niese
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4Zack Wheeler
5Jenrry Mejia
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