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Carlos Beltran has finally made good on his offer to pay for former teammate Jon Niese's offseason nose job, ESPN reported Monday.
Beltran reportedly sent the Mets left-hander $10,000 to cover the rhinoplasty procedure.
The former Mets outfielder joked last season he would be willing to cover the cost of the cosmetic surgery after he overheard Niese talking about getting it done.
Niese told reporters in February, four months after the procedure, he had sent his former teammate the bill, which Beltran promised to pay when the Cardinals and Mets squared off in spring training.
The hefty price tag for Niese's new nose likely did little damage to Beltran's bank account after the 34-year-old signed a two-year, $26 million deal with St. Louis this offseason. He was traded by the Mets to San Francisco last July.
Niese had the surgery in October and showed up to Mets camp with a slightly straighter looking nose. More importantly, Niese told reporters he was breathing easier following the procedure, which helped correct a deviated septum.
Niese also said the surgery helped him lose 10 pounds in the offseason because he was able to breathe easier while working out.
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Carlos Beltran is a man of his word. Last year when he and former teammate Jon Niese were playing for the New York Mets, Beltran jokingly offered to pay for a nose job for Niese after overhearing him talk about getting surgery. This past October, Niese went through with the procedure and Beltran, now with the St. Louis Cardinals, is honoring his word and paying the $10,000 bill...
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Yesterday it was announced that Carlos Beltran, the new St. Louis Cardinals outfielder had made a 10K payment to former Mets teammate Jon Niese for a nosejob Beltran had promised to pay for. And yes, you read that right, Beltran paid for Niese’s nosejob.
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