Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:16:02 -0700
New York Mets SP Jon Niese (arm) was able to stay in the game after being hit on the forearm by a line drive during his start Saturday, Aug. 16.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:17:57 -0700
New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson and SP Jon Niese have both cleared waivers, according to sources, and are eligible to be traded to any team. It's still unknown if SP Bartolo Colon has been put through waivers, but team executives see him as a candidate to be traded later this month. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim could look to acquire some pitching after just losing SP Tyler Skaggs (forearm, elbow) for the year.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:30:09 -0700
New York Mets SP Daisuke Matsuzaka will return to the bullpen Monday, July 21, with SP Jon Niese (hamstring) rejoining the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: The Mets had already announced that this move would eventually happen, but with Niese being activated, Matsuzaka's time in the rotation is officially up. Feel free to cut him loose if you currently own him.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:20:19 -0700
New York Mets SP Jon Niese (hamstring) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, July 21, and start against the Seattle Mariners. In a corresponding move, RP Buddy Carlyle will be designated for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: Go ahead and insert Niese into your lineup if you currently own him. He is also worth grabbing in deeper mixed leagues if you need pitching help.
Fri, 18 Jul 2014 15:21:33 -0700
New York Mets SP Jon Niese (hamstring) threw a bullpen session before the game Friday, July 18, and said he's ready to return from the disabled list to face off against the Seattle Mariners Monday, July 21. Niese has been on the DL since June 22 with a strained left hamstring.
Fantasy Tip: Look to start Niese next week if you own him. If his owner let go of him recently, he's worth picking up in deep mixed formats.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:45:27 -0700
New York Mets SPs Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee and Zack Wheeler will pitch against the San Diego Padres in next weekend's series, which begins Friday, July 18. Manager Terry Collins has not determined the rest of the rotation, but said SP Jacob deGrom will remain in the starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Jon Niese's health will influence the backend of the rotation going forward. However, it appears Daisuke Matsuzaka will lose his spot when Niese returns. deGrom's value stabilizes, and he is emerging as a viable option in mixed leagues.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:18:28 -0700
New York Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) threw 37 pitches Sunday, July 13, and is expected to throw again Friday, July 18. Manager Terry Collins hopes Niese will return Monday, July 21, at the Seattle Mariners.
Fantasy Tip: Niese has low-end mixed league value. His return to the rotation will bump Daisuke Matsuzaka out.
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:07:46 -0700
New York Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) is expected to throw Sunday, July 13.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:26:15 -0700
New York Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) will pitch Monday, July 21, at the Seattle Mariners. He is eligible to come off the disabled list for the team's series against the San Diego Padres, which begins Friday, July 18.
Fantasy Tip: Niese is a low-end starter in mixed leagues, due to his lack of strikeouts. He is crafty enough to help stabilize your ratios, though. The Mets' offense is showing signs of improvement and could provide more run support, which would be a bonus.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:45:47 -0700
New York Mets SP Jon Niese's (shoulder) second MRI exam showed inflammation in the AC joint of his shoulder, and he'll take anti-inflammatory medication.
Fantasy Tip: The good news is that there is no structural damage to Niese's shoulder. He could be in for a speedy recovery if the inflammation calms down soon.