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What are the Yankees getting in former Met Jonathon Niese? Hear from his fishing buddy

Mets' catcher Travis d'Arnaud was sad to see his former friend and fishing buddy go last season. He still thinks Jonathon Niese is capable of throwing strikes and competing. PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The lakes around South Florida's Treasure Coast will have one fewer angler this season.  Former Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese finally found a home...
14 hours ago

Yankees smart to look at Niese as a reliever, but they should keep an open mind about starting

The Yankees made what will likely be their final free agent signing before Opening Day this weekend, inking veteran southpaw Jon Niese to a minor league contract. He pitched with a bad knee for much of last season and it showed in his numbers. A healthy Niese — he passed his physical yesterday, so he’s healthy — could be a nice little pickup. The minor league deal means there’s...
Via River Avenue Blues
19 hours ago

Yankees have a specific $2M job in mind for Jon Niese

TAMPA — Following a physical Monday morning, Jon Niese put on a Yankees uniform and awaited instructions of where to go at George M. Steinbrenner Field on his first day with the club. Niese, the former Mets lefty who is in camp on a minor league contract that would pay him $1.25 million if he makes the team...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

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.
1 day 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...
1 day 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...
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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.
2 days ago

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