Jon Niese SP NYM 2 Days

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.

Jon Niese SP NYM 8 Days

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.

Jon Niese SP NYM 19 Days

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.

Jon Niese SP NYM 19 Days

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.

Jon Niese SP NYM 21 Days

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.

Jon Niese SP NYM 24 Days

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.

Jon Niese SP NYM 28 Days

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.

Jon Niese SP NYM 28 Days

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.

Jon Niese SP NYM 1 Month

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.

Jon Niese SP NYM 1 Month

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 start. The 27-year-old southpaw is scheduled to test his elbow with a bullpen session Monday in camp.