Newark Star-Ledger "Back in April Jon Niese was the one starting pitcher the Mets assumed they could depend on. Matt Harvey had yet to spend a complete season in the majors. Dillon Gee was coming off surgery to remove a blood clot in his shoulder. Shaun Marcum had an extensive history of arm injuries. Jeremy Hefner..." September 25
Newark Star-Ledger "It could be easy to forget that it was Jon Niese that started on Opening Day for the Mets. Amid a season of injuries and struggles – not to mention Matt Harvey – Niese has gotten lost in the fray. Tuesday night in the Mets’ 5-0 victory he won back the spotlight. He pitched a complete game..." August 28
New York Post "If Sunday in Arizona was merely Jon Niese’s welcome-back celebration last night’s game reaffirmed the Mets lefty still can dominate an opponent. The Padres came out flailing — and failing — against Niese and never made it interesting. With Niese delivering six strong innings and Marlon Byrd Ike..." August 17
New York Post "Jon Niese has gone from Opening Day starter to almost the Mets’ forgotten man. But the lefty might look familiar to teammates today when he is scheduled to make his first start since going on the disabled list with a partially torn left rotator cuff on June 21. Niese who is 3-6 with a 4.32..." August 11
New York Post "The six-pack is set. Jon Niese returned to the Mets Wednesday and will take the mound on Sunday in Phoenix against the Diamondbacks rounding out the Mets’ six-man rotation. Niese who has not appeared with the Mets since landing on the disabled list on June 21 because of a partially torn left..." August 08
Jon Niese says two more rehab starts before activation. Next with Class A St. Lucie Thursday. One more after that. #mets
New York Post "Jon Niese’s season will resume. The Mets left-hander received “positive news” yesterday, according to assistant general manager John Ricco, when a follow up MRI exam in New York revealed no further damage to his shoulder. Niese was placed on the disabled list 2 1/2 weeks ago with a partial..." July 09
Jon Niese having and MRI Thursday on his shoulder- if inflammation is down, he will begin throwing again. #Mets.
New York Post "Jon Niese’s season is in jeopardy after Mets doctors yesterday diagnosed the pitcher with a partial tear of the rotator cuff in his left shoulder. The 26-year-old lefty, who was placed on the disabled list, departed early from his start in Atlanta Thursday night with soreness in the shoulder he..." June 22
Hardball Talk "As expected the Mets have placed Jon Niese on the disabled list after the left-hander exited last night’s start with shoulder pain. Niese got off to a terrible start this season while pitching through neck and shoulder problems, but put together a very effective stretch of late with a 1.93 ERA..." June 21
New York Post "After throwing 39 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday, Jon Niese said he is ready to make his scheduled start against the Marlins on Saturday at Citi Field. “It’s nice to throw a bullpen without feeling any soreness or pain,” the Mets left-hander said before his team beat the Nationals..." June 06
Newark Star-Ledger "Collin McHugh was yesterday’s starting pitcher for the Mets because Jon Niese was skipped in the rotation because of shoulder tendonitis. Manager Terry Collins said yesterday that he doesn’t expect Niese to miss another start. "I have no reason to think he won’t (make his next start),"..." June 02
Newark Star-Ledger "Even during a week that may stand as the best of this 2013 season, the Mets cannot avoid a trip-up. Jon Niese, the team’s Opening Day starter, will miss his scheduled start tomorrow due to shoulder tendinitis. The left-hander said his shoulder has bothered him over his last four starts,..." May 31
Left shoulder tendinitis for Niese. Will miss at least one start. Team reevaluating in 10 days.
Niese has contusion of lower right leg...X-rays negative
New York Daily News "Whether he wanted it or not, Jon Niese has been thrust into the role of Met ace. That’s what happens when you get the nod as the Opening Day starter and then become the stopper after the team loses two in a row. Sure, it was happenstance that Niese took the mound under those circumstances against..." April 07
New York Daily News "Jon Niese walked off the mound at Tradition Field ready to go. The lefty threw 4-/3 scoreless innings against the Astros, more than expected, and walked off proclaiming himself ready for his Opening Day start Monday against the Padres at Citi Field. “I felt good. Tonight it felt like I had..." March 28
Niese officially named Opening Day starter. Santana will be on DL.
Bergen Record "It was an interesting line in the box score: Jon Niese gave up just one hit over 4 2/3 innings Monday afternoon. But he also walked four. "I want to eliminate them," Niese said after Monday’s 11-0 win over the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla. Manager Terry Collins attributed the walks to..." March 12
New York Daily News "More than three weeks into a longer-than-normal spring training, all the giddy talk about the young arms, the Mets’ pitching future, is beginning to give way to the reality that the present starting rotation is full of uncertainty. And as a consequence, there is a sense that some Mets people..." March 07
New York Post "Jon Niese knows he’s not everyone’s first choice to be the Mets’ starting pitcher on April 1. “Johan [Santana] wants that Opening Day spot, so he’s working hard for it,” Niese said. “It’s his spot. If it changes, I guess I’ll welcome the opportunity.” Santana’s availability for that first..." March 07
New York Post "Jon Niese is a changed man. The transformation began near the end of 2011, when the Mets lefty began dabbling with a changeup. He entered last spring training sold on the pitch and dedicated to mastering it. By the end of 2012 it was nearly mission accomplished for Niese. “He’s getting very..." March 02