Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/11/13
UPDATE! Jeremy Hefner is being optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas, but could be hurt and may end up going on the Disabled List. Jon Niese has been activated and will start today’s game. Sandy Alderson said that Hefner will go to New York to see team doctors said he could end up on DL. He also added that if Hefner checks out medically, the Mets will use him for spot starts… This means the Mets go back to five-man rotation and will likely skip starts to curtail innings for Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler… Alderson thinks with off days and occasional spot starts, Wheeler and Harvey should make it through the season without any shutdowns. Original Post Jon Niese is scheduled to make his first start since going on the DL with a partial tear of the rotator cuff in June. He will take the hill today at 4:10 PM in the rubber match against the Diamondbacks. After spending five weeks on the disabled list Niese is ready to get back to what he does best and he’s pretty pumped about that. “I’m pretty ex...
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