Jonathon Niese needs MRI on throwing shoulder
Mets lefty Jonathon Niese missed time with a partially torn left rotator cuff last season. Wednesday, he headed back to New York for an MRI on said shoulder.
Mets left-handed starting pitcher Jonathon Niese has been sent back to New York City from Port St. Lucie, Fla. to have an MRI on his left shoulder. He has been experiencing discomfort thus far in the spring.
"I wanted to keep it quiet. It's just a precautionary thing to make sure it's not worse from last year," Niese told ESPNNewYork.com. "I just want peace of mind."
As Niese mentioned, this isn't a new issue. He battled a partial tear in his rotator cuff last season and missed probably around nine starts due to his DL stint from June 21-Aug. 11.
In 24 starts last season, Niese went 8-8 with a 3.71 ERA (96 ERA+), 1.44 WHIP and 105 strikeouts in 143 innings. He closed strong, though, sporting a 2.70 ERA in his last nine starts.
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