Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/7/13
Updated by Joe D. Jon Niese made his final rehab start last night for Double-A Binghamton. In his final tuneup before a start against the Diamondbacks in Arizona on Sunday. Niese pitched 5.0 innings and allowed two earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six batters. Upon activating Niese, the Mets will return to a six-man rotation, which will allow Jenrry Mejia, Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey to all pitch on an extra day of rest for the duration of the season or until they each hit their innings limit. The Mets are expected to go to a four man bench again when that happens and as I speculated yesterday, I suspect Justin Turner to be the odd man out. Original Post 8/1 Jon Niese reportedly has two rehab starts remaining before he is ready to rejoin the team. The 26-year-old lefty has been on the DL with a partially torn rotator cuff since June 21. His health, and return to form, are going to be crucial for the Mets success going forward. Niese is part of the young ...
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