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Jon Niese scratched from Saturday start with shoulder injury

May 30, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

Jon Niese Reuters

Jon Niese will not make his scheduled Saturday start because of a shoulder injury, the Mets announced.

Niese will be replaced by Collin McHugh, who’s struggled in brief stints with the Mets but has a solid track record in the minors.

Niese’s last start was Monday and he tossed seven innings of one-run ball against the Yankees, but earlier this season the left-hander pitched through neck problems that altered his mechanics. Overall this year Niese has a 4.40 ERA and 35/28 K/BB ratio in 61 innings, striking out a career-low 5.1 per nine innings and walking a career-high 4.1 per nine innings.

UPDATE: Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Niese has been diagnosed with shoulder tendinitis and will miss “at least” one start. He’s apparently been pitching through discomfort for a while now.

  1. sdelmonte - May 30, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    Just when it looked like he was getting it back together, too. Well, maybe the rest will help.

    Zack Wheeler, hurry on east, why don’t you?

  2. adenzeno - May 30, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Stupid games in 30 degree weather..Thanks Bud

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