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JON NIESE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Niese 'proud' to wear Yankees uniform

Now that Jonathon Niese has traded the Mets' orange and blue for Yankees pinstripes, he's hoping to find out what it will be like to pitch on the other side of a Subway Series this summer.
Via Yankees.com
3 hours ago

Jon Niese ready to fight for spot on Yankees' staff, recalls stints with Mets

Niece believes that he has an out in his minor-league deal with Yankees. TAMPA -- Jon Niese's first run through baseball free agency didn't go anything close to how he had hoped. The 30-year-old left-hander figured he'd have a deal long before signing with the Yankees early Sunday evening, and he certainly didn't think he'd have to show up for...
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Yankees add pitching depth, and newcomer is a Mets' castoff

Sunday night signing is pending a passing physical. TAMPA -- Lefty reliever Chasen Shreve took a good look around the Yankees' clubhouse before Sunday's first full-squad spring training practice, then stated, "There are a lot of lefties in here." One more is joining the crowd ... a familiar name to Mets fans. Gardner on trade rumors, future...
Via NJ.com
20 hours ago

Yankees agree to minor league deal with Jon Niese

According to multiple reports, the Yankees have agreed to a minor league deal with left-hander Jon Niese. He is reportedly in Tampa and either has taken his physical already, or will do so soon. Niese’s season ended in late-August due to knee surgery, so the physical isn’t necessarily routine. More to come on the signing, but my quick take: I like it. I wrote a Scouting the Market...
Via River Avenue Blues
20 hours ago

Jonathon Niese Signs Minor League Deal With Yankees

According to Joel Sherman on Twitter, the Yankees have signed Jon Niese to a minor league deal after a physical. Sherman also reports that the Yankees had been interested in lefties Boone Logan and Jerry Blevins but they were deemed too expensive. Niese, 30, was ineffective with the Mets and Pirates this season, going 8-7 with a 5.50 ERA in 121 innings as a starter and reliever...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 hours ago

Yankees kicking the tires on Jon Niese

The Yankees are taking a flier on Jon Niese. The Yankees will give the veteran left-hander a physical Monday, an organizational source told The Post’s George A. King III. There is a minor league deal in place with an invite to spring training if Niese passes the physical. Niese, 30, would offer the Yankees pitching flexibility,...
Via New York Post
20 hours ago

Report: Niese agrees to Minor League deal

The Yankees and veteran left-hander Jonathon Niese agreed to a Minor League deal pending a physical, according to multiple reports on Sunday. The club has not confirmed them.
Via Yankees.com
21 hours ago

MLB Trade Rumors: Pirates ‘Trying To Move’ Jon Niese Or Jeff Locke

The Pirates probably aren’t going to catch the National League Central division-leading Chicago Cubs, who hold a 7.5-game lead over Pittsburgh. That said, the wild card is very much attainable for the Pirates. They are just 1.5 games out of the second and final wild-card spot. How might Pittsburgh improve its roster heading into the trade deadline? Well, two pitchers could be on...
Via NESN.com
July 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Jon Niese Just Couldn’t Resist, Takes Shot At Mets Defense

Jon Niese didn’t take his trade to the Pittsburgh Pirates too bad. In fact, you could say he sounded like a guy who was relieved to be putting the /New York Mets behind him.’ Never being one to hide his emotions, especially if his defense let him down, Niese told Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: “I didn’t enjoy facing the Pirates; they have a great lineup...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets360 2015 projection review: Jon Niese

Last offseason, all we heard was how Jon Niese was damaged goods, that he had no trade value and that he would wind up on the disabled list sooner rather than later.  Niese stayed off the DL but his season was uneven at best and by the end of the year he was relegated to the bullpen for the playoffs.  With that in mind, check in on our original piece to see what we thought coming...
Via Mets360.com
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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