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Jon Niese | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: New York Yankees
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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Jon Niese is behind schedule in Yankees camp as he works his way back from last August's left knee surgery.
Niese is throwing off a mound and could pitch in a simulated game next, but it's unclear when he'll be ready for game action. The left-hander is in camp as a non-roster invitee and looks like a long shot to win a rotation spot given his late start. Mar 5 - 10:34 AM

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Yankees signed LHP Jon Niese to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Niese will get a look as both a starter and reliever in spring camp. The club had been in the market for a left-handed setup man, but found the cost of Jerry Blevins and Boone Logan to be too prohibitive.
Feb 19 - 6:27 PM

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that Jon Niese is taking a physical for the Yankees and will sign a minor league deal with the club if all goes well.

The veteran southpaw threw a bullpen session for interested teams earlier in the month in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Niese registered a 5.50 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 88/47 K/BB ratio across 121 innings between the Pirates and Mets in 2016.
Feb 19 - 6:20 PM

According to Jerry Crasnick of, free agent left-hander Jon Niese (knee) threw a 40-pitch bullpen session for interested teams Tuesday in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

13 teams were in attendance for the throwing session. Niese struggled with a 5.50 ERA and 88/47 K/BB ratio over 121 innings before undergoing surgery last August to repair a torn meniscus, but he's ready to prove his health and effectiveness. The southpaw could contend for a rotation spot depending on where he lands.
Feb 8 - 4:06 PM

Free agent Jon Niese will hold a workout for interested teams Wednesday in Florida.

It's good timing with camps opening next week. Niese hasn't generated a ton of interest since the Mets declined his club option three months ago. The left-hander missed the final month of 2016 after suffering a torn meniscus but should be trending toward 100 percent. Niese holds a 4.05 ERA over 210 big league appearances.
Feb 6 - 8:28 AM

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.
Source: Miami Herald
Fri, Nov 25, 2016 01:11:00 PM

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

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