Mar 21, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT
Not bad for a guy who was supposed to need heart surgery this offseason:
Niese officially named Opening Day starter. Santana will be on DL.
— Andy Martino (@MartinoNYDN) March 21, 2013
Niese is coming off a year in which he went 13-9 with a 3.40 ERA in 190 innings.
That reference to Santana, of course, is Johan, who still has no timetable for throwing off a mound and is still building up arm strength.
- And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights 26
- Cliff Lee placed on DL with recurrence of flexor pronator strain 25
- Winners and losers at the trade deadline 33
- 2014 Trade Deadline Tracker 49
- ACES GALORE: The Rays trade David Price to the Tigers 137
- Red Sox trade John Lackey to Cardinals for Allen Craig and Joe Kelly 89
- The Lester trade is a win-win 112
- Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes heading to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes 165
- “Caucasians” t-shirts are hot sellers on Canadian Indian reservations (199)
- Jon Lester, Jonny Gomes heading to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes (165)
- ACES GALORE: The Rays trade David Price to the Tigers (137)
- Rangers’ retirement gifts for Derek Jeter: Yankees cowboy boots, signed George W. Bush photo (126)
- Tampa Bay news station tweets classless Detroit joke following David Price trade (122)