Jon Niese SP NYM 3 days ago

Niese improved to 1-0 in Wednesday's win over Philadelphia, giving up justone run on nine hits over 6.1 innings. He struck out four and walked two.

Nurse put a few too many men on base in this one, but he worked out of trouble when he needed to and even helped his own cause with an RBI single. The perpetually underrated lefty should be a solid fantasy asset -- especially in head-to-head eagues -- as long as he can stay healthy for a Mets team that's shaping up to be pretty good.

Jon Niese SP NYM 3 weeks ago

Niese said he has dealt with some shoulder fatigue this spring, the New York Daily News reports.

Niese said the fatigue improved once he tweaked his delivery, but it's still a bit concerning that he's already talking about problems with his arm. While he posted a 3.40 ERA in 30 starts last season, the lefty recently admitted that he dealt with shoulder pain early in the year. The Mets were reportedly disappointed by the trade market for Niese this offseason, due largely to concerns about his injury history. On the other hand, Niese should be fine for the start of the season, and he has a bit more breathing room in a deep pitching organization, now that Zack Wheeler (elbow) needs Tommy Jon Surgery.

Jon Niese SP NYM 1 month ago

Niese allowed one run on three hits and struck out six in four innings against the Cardinals on Thursday.

Niese threw 46 of his 67 pitches for strikes. He likely will have three more starts this spring, increasing his pitch count in each start until he approaches 100 by the third start. Niese has not had any issues with his arm, which was a problem last year, and will be counted on a bit more heavily with Zack Wheeler lost for the year.

Jon Niese SP NYM 2 months ago

Niese faced the minimum over two innings in an intrasquad Tuesday, showing good life on his fastball, ESPN New York reports.

Niese's shoulder, which sidelined him last year, has not been an issue so far this sporing. Manager Terry Collins said he can easily tell that Niese's shoulder is doing fine, since arm slot is higher and his arm speed is better this spring training.

Jon Niese SP NYM 2 months ago

Niese, whose pitching shoulder was so bad that he says he "probably should've missed the first month of the season," is fully healthy and ready for the season, the NY Daily News reports.

Niese is the sole lefty in the Mets' rotation, which boasts eight pitchers for five spots, so his spot looks secure. But Steven Matz is ascending and could challenge for a spot by mid-year, possibly making Niese, signed for two more years with two club options, expendable.

Jon Niese SP NYM 5 months ago

Niese's injury history has reduced the level of interest in him as a possible trade option by the Mets, the NY Daily News' Andy Martino reports.

Niese is slated to make $7, $9, $10, $11 million annually through 2018, with the final two years as club options, which on the face of it should be a trade friendly contract. However, his elbow and shoulder injuries has reduced interest in him, as the Mets look to possibly deal from their starting pitching depth to fill other holes.

Jon Niese SP NYM 7 months ago

Niese (chest) is feeling fine and will not need to see a doctor for an examination, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

It was earlier reported that he would need to visit a doctor after leaving Saturday's game with a rapid heartbeat, but he will instead head home to Ohio and begin his offseason.

Jon Niese SP NYM 7 months ago

Niese, who left Friday's start early due to an elevated heart rate, will meet with a doctor Monday, the NY Post reports.

Niese was feeling better Saturday, but the Mets will have him meet with a doctor, especially since this is not the first time this has occurred. Niese was also a bit light-headed when he left the game, which may be another reason for the examination.

Jon Niese SP NYM 7 months ago

Niese left Friday's start early due to an elevated heart rate.

Niese apparently had the same issue earlier in his career but ultimately was advised that he didn't need surgery to correct it. He may discuss his options regarding the matter again in the offseason, but it likely won't effect his availability for the 2015 season.

Jon Niese SP NYM 7 months ago

Niese allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts in 7.1 innings to pick up the victory in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Braves on Saturday.

Niese took a shutout into the seventh, but departed with the bases loaded. Josh Edgin gave up a two-run single to Freddie Freeman, but Carlos Torres squashed the threat and Jenrry Mejia tossed a scoreless ninth to give Niese the win. Niese has allowed more than three runs just one in his last eight starts, while going 4-2 in that stretch.