NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — According to Kevin Burkhardt of SNY, Mets starter Jonathon Niese is scheduled to undergo a follow-up MRI on left shoulder on Thursday.
Niese was placed on the disabled list on June 21 with a partially torn left rotator cuff. In 14 starts in 2013, Niese is 3-6 with a 4.32 ERA. The 6’4″ left-handed starter has struck out 49 and walked 33 batters in 77 innings pitched.
He is a career 38-38 pitcher with a lifetime ERA of 4.09. Mets doctors are hopeful Niese will not require surgery and recommended a strengthening program. Should he require surgery, Niese could miss a year.
The Mets called up right-handed pitcher Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas in Niese’s place.
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