New York Mets News

Jonathon Niese OK, Should Be Cleared To Throw Shortly

By Danny Abriano

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the results of Jonathon Niese‘s MRI revealed no damage in his left shoulder. Writes Rubin:

Sep 29, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese (49) pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of a game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

"An MRI in New York revealed no damage with Jonathon Niese‘s shoulder or otherwise, a source told Niese should resume throwing within a couple of days."

Niese, 27, flew to New York yesterday after discomfort in his shoulder persisted.

The Mets downplayed the issue, calling it precautionary, and Niese echoed that sentiment, noting that he just wanted “peace of mind.”

The results of the MRI align with what the Mets and Niese thought this was, and should provide a big sigh of relief regarding the state of the starting rotation.

Niese’s first Grapefruit League start was pushed back after he flew to New York, but he should be able to jump back in rather quickly.