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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. Infielder Wilmer Flores was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding 25-man roster move.

Niese is getting off to a delayed start this season because of elbow inflammation that bothered him for much of spring training. He went 4 2/3 innings in a simulated game last week and should be able to throw around 100 pitches in his debut on Sunday.

The 27-year-old registered a 3.71 ERA and 105 strikeouts in 143 innings last summer for New York.

  1. chill1184 - Apr 6, 2014 at 10:55 AM

    Please dont blow out the arm, please dont blow out the arm…..

    • NYTolstoy - Apr 6, 2014 at 11:25 AM

      If he can avoid injury then the Mets are going to be competitive.

  2. NYTolstoy - Apr 6, 2014 at 11:27 AM

    So now they Have Niese, Gee, Colon and Wheeler. Looks like a sturdy rotation even Mejica seems like a good #5 starter. Now correct me if I’m wrong but don’t they have two of their top starters out with Tommy John surgery? Even so with this rotation if they can stay healthy will compete. Here’s hoping.

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