Jonathon "Jon" Joseph Niese (born October 27, 1986) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the New York Mets.
He was drafted in the 9th pick of the 7th round in the 2005 draft. He played in the minors since then.
On April 16 Niese in the third inning against the Florida Marlins injured his right hamstring which took him out of the game and had the same injury last year which put him on the 2009 DL. So then Hisanori Takahashi came in for Niese. Hisanori Takahashi will be in for Niese in his next start against the New York Yankees at Citi Field.
|Age: 24 (born October 27,1986)|
|Bats: Left Throws: Left|
|Contract: 5 year $25.5 million|
In 2011 he was struggling with his pitching. On May 18, he hit his first major league triple at Citi Field in a game against the Florida Marlins as a pinch hitter. He was the pitcher for the Mets on Scott's Day.
On April 4 he signed a 5 year contract worth 25.2 million with the Mets. On May 18 he started against the Toronto Blue Jays but was crushed by 4 homeruns. The Mets lost the game 14-5. For more see Mets Get Jayed.
Niese started opening day for the Mets with the injury to Johan Santana as he took over the role of being the ace of the Mets pitching staff. Niese was placed on the DL on June 22 as Greg Burke took his spot.
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