Jon Niese
P FA
8 months ago

Niese is returning to the Yankees on a minor league contract, George A. King III of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Niese was released by the Yankees on Sunday, but as expected, the 30-year-old decided to return to the team with the knowledge that he'd be starting the year out in the minors. He'll likely serve as organizational depth at Triple-A.

Jon Niese
P FA
8 months ago

Niese was released Sunday by the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

Niese joined the Yankees as a non-roster invitee but was released after being notified that he wasn't expected to make the Opening Day roster. Though he won't be on the big league roster, the team is open to him staying in the system as a minor league arm if he so chooses.

Jon Niese
P FA
9 months ago

Niese (knee) made his spring training debut Monday, tossing a scoreless inning in a 13-1 loss to the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

Niese signed on with the Yankees in the middle of February, but he'd still been recovering from knee surgery he underwent last August to repair a torn meniscus, so getting into a live game suggests he's nearing a return to full health. Now that he's gotten some game action under his belt, the lefty will look to prove himself the rest of spring training as he vies for a spot in New York's bullpen.

Jon Niese
P FA
9 months 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.

Jon Niese
P FA
9 months 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.

Jon Niese
P FA
9 months 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.

Jon Niese
P FA
10 months 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.

Jon Niese
P FA
1 year 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.

Jon Niese
P FA
1 year 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.

Jon Niese
P FA
1 year 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.