OUTJon Niese
P NYM
6 days ago

Niese (knee) will compete for a spot in the Yankees bullpen during spring training, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite spending the vast majority of his career as a starter, the Yankees have multiple younger and higher-upside options for their rotation in 2017, which bumps Niese into a competition for a role as a long reliever. The left-hander got his first extended experience as a reliever last season, and given the relative inexperience of the others vying for a bullpen spot, the veteran has a decent chance to break camp with the major league squad.

OUTJon Niese
P NYM
7 days ago

Niese agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees on Sunday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

As long as Niese passes a physical, he'll head to Yankees spring training in the near future. At this point in time, the club is entertaining the idea of using him as a starter or a reliever, but a more definitive plan should come about once he begins working out with the team.

OUTJon Niese
P NYM
3 weeks ago

Niece threw a 40-pitch bullpen session for teams on Wednesday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 30-year-old had his season cut short last year after he underwent arthroscopic surgery in August to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. He threw for 13 teams on Wednesday to show them he's healthy and in good shape. In 121 innings last year with the Pirates and Mets, Niese posted a 5.50 ERA and 1.587 WHIP. Depending on where he lands, he could compete for a rotation spot.

OUTJon Niese
P NYM
3 weeks ago

Niese will hold a workout for interested teams in Florida on Wednesday, Ken Davidoff of The New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

The left-hander spent most of 2016 with Pittsburgh before he was traded back to the team that drafted him. In a rough end to the season, Niese compiled an 11.45 ERA over six games with New York before undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. The Mets declined their 2017 option on him, but expect another team to take a chance on the 30-year-old.

OUTJon Niese
P NYM
4 months ago

The Mets opted to decline their option on Niese's contract for the 2017 season, Adam Rubin of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Niese's 2016 showing was one to forget as he threw for a 5.50 ERA and 1.59 WHIP, both of which were their highest mark since 2008. Depending on where he ends up, Niese could fill a spot at the back end of a rotation, but will likely be be used out of the bullpen, which was the case at the latter end of 2016.

OUTJon Niese
P NYM
6 months 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.

OUTJon Niese
P NYM
6 months 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.

OUTJon Niese
P NYM
6 months 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.

OUTJon Niese
P NYM
6 months 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.

OUTJon Niese
P NYM
6 months 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.