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  1. Jon Niese activated from disabled list for Sunday start

    Apr 6, 2014, 10:53 AM EDT

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    Mets left-hander Jon Niese was officially activated from the 15-day disabled list on Saturday night and will make his 2014 regular-season debut in Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Reds.

  2. Jenrry Mejia suffers forearm bruise from comebacker, X-rays clean

    Mar 29, 2014, 9:47 AM EDT

    Jenrry Mejia AP

    UPDATE: Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports that X-rays came back clean and Mejia is dealing with inflammation. No word yet on his status for the Opening Day roster. 9:47 a.m ET: Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has made a strong case for a rotation spot this spring, but a comebacker could put…

  3. Dillon Gee expected to start Opening Day for Mets

    Mar 20, 2014, 8:39 PM EDT

    Dillon Gee Getty

    With Matt Harvey working his way back from Tommy John surgery and Jon Niese likely to be held back for the second series of the regular season due to elbow inflammation, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported this morning that Dillon Gee will start for the Mets on Opening Day against the Nationals on…

  4. Jon Niese gets some good news, but still likely DL bound

    Mar 17, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

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    It’s hard to really think of anything related to Jon Niese‘s arm as “good news” considering the Mets left-hander has already had shoulder and elbow problems this spring, but this at least qualifies as “not-bad news.” Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Niese received a cortisone injection after leaving Sunday’s start with elbow…

  5. Jon Niese pulled from start with hyperextended elbow

    Mar 16, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

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    Another day, another injured MLB pitcher. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Mets starter Jon Niese was pulled from Sunday’s Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals with what’s being called a hyperextended left elbow. Niese suffered the injury 10 days ago in an intrasquad game and it began causing him discomfort in the…

  6. Jon Niese bristles at the media reporting Dan Warthen’s racial slur — and I sorta understand why

    Mar 13, 2014, 9:49 AM EDT

    Dan Warthen

    I usually have super strong and certain opinions about things. Especially when they concern the media. But this situation has me waffling and wondering all over the place, and I feel like just talking through it. Cool? Cool. Yesterday a story by Stu Woo of the Wall Street Journal was published in which he described…

  7. Jon Niese to make Grapefruit League debut Tuesday

    Mar 9, 2014, 2:41 PM EDT

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    From beat writer Adam Rubin of ESPN New York comes word that Mets left-hander Jon Niese has been cleared to make his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday against the Cardinals. Niese came down with some left shoulder soreness at the end of February and was sent to New York for an MRI, but that exam…

  8. Jon Niese throws, feels “very close to 100 percent”

    Mar 6, 2014, 12:51 PM EDT

    Jon Niese

    Jon Niese saw his first game action since undergoing an MRI exam on his sore shoulder last week, throwing two innings in a Mets intrasquad game today. And he seemed very happy with how things went, telling Adam Rubin of ESPN New York: I felt great. It’s a great feeling to go out there and…

  9. Mets get good news on Jon Niese’s shoulder

    Feb 27, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

    Jon Niese

    Jon Niese left Mets camp and traveled back to New York to undergo an MRI exam on his sore shoulder, but Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the news is good. According to Rubin no new structural damage was found and “Niese should resume throwing within a couple of days.” Niese had shoulder…

  10. Mets send Jon Niese to New York for MRI on sore shoulder

    Feb 26, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

    Jon Niese

    Uh oh. Jon Niese, who had shoulder problems last season, has left Mets camp and traveled to New York to undergo an MRI exam on his sore shoulder. Niese was limited to 24 starts last season, eventually being diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff, but pitched well with a 3.71 ERA and was especially…

  11. Jason Heyward will continue to wear protective guard on his helmet

    Feb 15, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward AP

    Braves outfielder Jason Heyward wore a protective guard on his helmet after returning from a broken jaw last season and Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that he’ll continue to wear it in 2014. Heyward broke his right jaw when he was hit in the face by a pitch by Mets’ left-hander Jon Niese last August…

  12. Mets sign John Lannan

    Jan 18, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT

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    The Mets secured some rotation depth this afternoon by signing left-hander John Lannan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Lannan struggled with the Phillies last season, posting a 5.33 ERA in 14 starts while dealing with a quad injury and a knee injury which required surgery. The 29-year-old Long Island…

  13. Report: Mets “heavily involved” in talks with free agent Bronson Arroyo

    Nov 30, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

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    UPDATE: Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Mets general manager Sandy Alderson plans to meet with Arroyo at the pitcher’s home in Florida next week. Alderson contacted Arroyo’s representatives on Wednesday to arrange the meeting. 3:00 p.m. ET: It was reported on Thanksgiving that the Twins were still pursuing Bronson Arroyo even after…

  14. Bronson Arroyo “would definitely consider” signing with the Mets

    Nov 2, 2013, 12:51 PM EDT

    Bronson Arroyo

    After spending the last eight seasons with the Reds, Bronson Arroyo will almost certainly be pitching elsewhere next season. And while the Hot Stove is just getting warmed up, Dan Martin of the New York Post brings the following tidbit about a potential landing spot for the free agent right-hander: The Mets’ hopes for the…

  15. Braves activate Jason Heyward from the disabled list

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    When Jason Heyward‘s jaw was fractured in two places as the result of being hit by a pitch from Mets left-hander Jon Niese on August 21, it was assumed that he would miss the rest of the regular season, but Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports that he has been activated from the disabled list and…

  16. Jason Heyward might be able to return early next week

    Sep 18, 2013, 9:23 PM EDT

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    MLB.com’s Mark Bowman has a big update on Braves outfielder Jason Heyward, who faced live pitching on Wednesday for the first time since having his jaw fractured in two places by a Jon Niese fastball August 21: The Braves are still not providing a definitive timetable for Heyward. But there seems to be reason to…

  17. Jason Heyward takes batting practice for first time since suffering jaw injury

    Sep 13, 2013, 10:10 PM EDT

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    Braves outfielder Jason Heyward took batting practice prior to tonight’s game against the Padres, the first time he had done so since suffering a gruesome jaw injury a little more than three weeks ago, reports David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Heyward was wearing a modified batting helmet for extra protection. Heyward was hit in…

  18. Nick Swisher: “I’m just trying to make the state of Ohio cool again, man.”

    Sep 7, 2013, 10:30 PM EDT

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    Credit to MLB.com’s Jordan Bastian for that amazing quote from Indians first baseman Nick Swisher. It’s just the most Nick Swisher quote. Well, maybe if he started off the sentence with “bro”. To Swisher’s credit, he has had a good couple of days against the Mets. He hit a grand slam yesterday against lefty reliever…

  19. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 28, 2013, 7:09 AM EDT

    1995 World Series

    Braves 2, Indians 0: Tom Glavine with eight shutout innings and David Justice with a big homer. Wait, sorry. Having flashbacks. The real amazing thing here is that if you would have told me before the season that the Braves would have a game in late August where Elliot Johnson got a start and tripled…

  20. Jason Heyward to miss rest of regular season following surgery on jaw

    Aug 22, 2013, 9:10 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward Reuters

    Braves outfielder Jason Heyward underwent surgery today after he fractured his right jaw when he was hit in the face by a pitch from Mets’ left-hander Jon Niese yesterday. FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal has the latest news on when we can expect to see him on the field again: #Braves’ Heyward will miss the rest…

  21. Let’s leave the frontier justice in the past, OK?

    Aug 22, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    Don’t give me garbage for ripping on another writer here. The writer in question, Gregg Doyel of CBS, invited me to. Indeed, we talked about it on Twitter like civil gentleman. Turns out we both live in Ohio too, and we’re gonna meet for lunch sometime. It’ll be quite the scene. We’ll talk about why…

  22. Jason Heyward diagnosed with fractured right jaw

    Aug 21, 2013, 7:11 PM EDT

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    The diagnosis is in on Braves outfielder Jason Heyward, who was struck in the face with a Jon Niese fastball in Wednesday afternoon’s 4-1 defeat of the Mets. And it’s no good for anyone involved. According to MLB.com’s Mark Bowman, Heyward has a fracture in his right jaw and will likely be out for the…

  23. Jason Heyward leaves game after being hit in the side of the head with a pitch

    Aug 21, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

    Jason Heyward

    Braves outfielder Jason Heyward has left today’s Braves-Mets game in the top of the sixth after being hit in the head with a Jon Niese fastball.  Heyward stayed on the ground for a good while after being hit and then left the game. He appeared groggy, but there were no apparent external injuries, lacerations or…

  24. Cody Ross suffered a dislocated right hip

    Aug 11, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT

    Cody Ross

    This is an injury report that will make you wince. Diamondbacks outfielder Cody Ross had to leave this afternoon’s game against the Mets after ending the first inning with a ground out to third base. He had to be carted off the field with what the team has officially reported as a dislocated hip, via…

  25. Jon Niese is two rehab starts away from rejoining the Mets

    Jul 29, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

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    When left-hander Jon Niese was diagnosed with a partial tear of his rotator cuff last month, it looked like he could be headed for surgery or miss the rest of the season, but he’s getting closer to rejoining the Mets’ rotation. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Niese said today that he will…

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