15DJon Niese
P NYM
1 month ago

Niese will undergo a minor surgery on his left knee, James Wagner of the New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fortunately, the recovery process for the surgery is expected to be quick, giving the Mets hope that Niese will be back sometime in mid-September. Until he's back, Robert Gsellman will be a part of New York's rotation. Before injuring his knee, Niese had posted a lofty 5.50 ERA and 1.59 WHIP over 29 games, both of which are well above his career averages of 4.07 and 1.38, respectively.

15DJon Niese
P NYM
1 month ago

Niese will likely undergo knee surgery to repair his knee, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although it's not official, it appears that Niese will probably have knee surgery. If he does, a timeframe for his eventual return would be known after the procedure takes place. Robert Gsellman will join the Mets rotation while Niese is on the DL.

15DJon Niese
P NYM
1 month ago

Niese (knee) landed on the DL after Tuesday's start due to a left knee injury, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports.

EDGE Analysis

He allowed three runs and recorded just one out before leaving Tuesday's start with the left knee injury. It is not clear what the exact injury is, but it will sideline Niese through the end of the month. Robert Gsellman, who tossed 3.2 shutout innings in relief of Niese figures to take the rotation spot in the meantime.

15DJon Niese
P NYM
1 month ago

Niese (knee) is likely headed for the disabled list, USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports.

EDGE Analysis

He left Tuesday's start due to left knee pain after allowing three runs and recording just one out against the Cardinals. It is unclear what the exact injury is, but that should become clear when the move to the DL becomes official. Robert Gsellman, who tossed 3.2 shutout innings in relief of Niese, could be an option to slot into the rotation for the Mets in the short term.

15DJon Niese
P NYM
1 month ago

Niese left Tuesday's game in the first inning with left knee pain, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

While he was able to convince the training staff he could give it a go despite lingering knee soreness, Niese only made it four batters into Tuesday's outing before the discomfort became too much. Robert Gsellman replaced Niese on the mound and could be in line for a spot start this weekend if Niese isn't cleared to take his next turn.

15DJon Niese
P NYM
1 month ago

Niese left Tuesday's game against the Cardinals in the first inning with an apparent injury, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He faced four batters before leaving the field with a team trainer (21 pitches). It wasn't obvious what was ailing Niese, but he came into the game battling knee soreness and this is presumably related. Robert Gsellman replaced Niese on the mound with one out in the first inning.

15DJon Niese
P NYM
1 month ago

While Niese will start Tuesday's game against the Cardinals, manager Terry Collins said Niese's left knee is still not 100 percent, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Niese is apparently feeling good enough to start Tuesday, but there is a chance the sore knee he has dealt with since earlier in August could force him from the game early. In that case, Robert Gsellman would likely be counted on for multiple innings in relief.

15DJon Niese
P NYM
1 month ago

Niese (knee) has been confirmed as Wednesday's starter against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran lefty is set to take the hill for Wednesday's start in the desert, replacing Logan Verrett in the rotation for at least one outing. Niese owns a 5.20 ERA on the year and he allowed six earned runs in just one inning when he faced the Diamondbacks on Aug. 11.

15DJon Niese
P NYM
2 months ago

Niese (knee) is likely to replace Logan Verrett in the Mets' rotation on Wednesday in Arizona, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

EDGE Analysis

Verrett got roughed up in Friday's start, so the Mets can justify making a change, even though Niese's numbers as a starter this season with Pittsburgh were pretty poor (5.13 ERA, 71:36 K:BB in 101.2 innings). This is all dependent on Niese's knee checking out, however. He had the knee drained and said he felt great Friday, and the Mets actually believe that Niese starting would help his knee, The Record's Matt Ehalt reports. Ideally, Niese will revert back to his marginal success as a starter back when he was with the Mets the first time around, as he never missed many bats, but he posted an ERA under 4.00 in three of his last four seasons in New York.

15DJon Niese
P NYM
2 months ago

Niese is dealing with a knee injury, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

At this point, the severity of Niese's injury is unknown, as is his availability to pitch this weekend. With a 5.20 ERA and 1.58 WHIP, Niese has been a liability on the mound this season, especially since being acquired by New York. Over six innings (four games) with the Mets, Niese has allowed seven earned runs.