NEW YORK (WFAN) — Jonathon Niese can breathe easier at Mets camp this spring.
And no, we’re not talking about his secured spot in Terry Collins’ rotation.READ MORE: New York City Rolls Out $100 Incentive For Getting Vaccinated As CDC Report Warns Delta Variant As Contagious As Chicken Pox
Niese unveiled his new profile after undergoing rhinoplasty last October — thanks to former teammate Carlos Beltran.
The 25-year-old lefty said Monday that Beltran urged him to get the procedure.
“He wanted me to have a new nose,” Niese said Monday, according to the New York Daily News. “So he offered to pay for it, and I was just like, ‘all right.’ Then it turned into seeing doctors, then it turned into getting it fixed.”
Beltran signed with St. Louis this offseason after he was traded from the Mets to San Francisco last July.READ MORE: Broadway Vaccine Mandate: Audiences Must Be Vaccinated And Masked; Performers, Crew And Staff Required To Be Vaccinated
Niese said he’s still waiting for Beltran to follow through on his promise to pay for the cost of the nose job.
“I’m going to send him the bill,” he told the Daily News.
“I don’t know (whether) to say ‘What a teammate’ or ‘What a butt-head,’ ” fellow starter R.A. Dickey said of Beltran on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton” show Tuesday.
Niese admitted he’s breathing better than ever with his improved nose, and that could have a great effect on his conditioning. The starter reported to Mets camp less 10 pounds on Monday.MORE NEWS: Man Suffers Broken Nose In Alleged Anti-Asian Attack At Midtown Subway Station
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