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Sun, 16 Mar 2014 12:32:24 -0700
New York Mets SP Jon Niese (elbow) left his start against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, March 16, after two innings, because of discomfort in the back of his elbow. He will fly to New York and is scheduled to undergo an MRI exam performed by team physician Dr. David Altchek Monday, March 17. Niese said he suffered the initial injury in an intrasquad game 10 days ago and re-aggravated the injury while throwing a pitch during the second inning Sunday. He threw 35 pitches before exiting and was clocked at a normal 89-90 mph. "It's the back of the elbow, which is good," he said. "I'm almost 100 percent sure it's nothing serious like Tommy John or anything. It's just a little discomfort. I wanted to go back out there. It's something that I could definitely pitch through."
FANTASY TIP: If Niese is not able to return by Opening Day, manager Terry Collins hinted that SP Bartolo Colon would probably start against the Washington Nationals March 31, with SP Dillon Gee also under consideration. Ps Jenrry Mejia and Daisuke Matsuzaka would probably make the rotation if Niese begins the year on the disabled list, with P John Lannan making the club as a reliever.
Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin |