Jon Niese has been scratched from his start Saturday with a shoulder issue, the Mets announced.
Niese is suffering from left shoulder tendinitis, according to Terry Collins. He had an MRI today and nothing was wrong structurally. He did not receive any sort of shot to help remedy the issue.
Niese said he has been feeling discomfort for his past few starts. He was a little sore after his last few starts, and very sore after his most recent one, Collins said.
He will miss “at least” one start. Niese said he will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday. There is no current plan to put Niese on the disabled list, Collins said.
Collin McHugh will start in Niese’s place against the Miami Marlins.
Zack Wheeler is scheduled to start on Saturday for Triple-A Las Vegas, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York notes. Collins said Wheeler was not considered to replace Niese.
Will Carroll, Injury Expert:
The interesting thing here is that this may be a cascade issue. He had a neck issue, altered his mechanics a bit and now has tendinitis. If the medical staff saw that and caught this quickly, that’s a plus. Tendinitis can be caught early and corrected easily. I want to see that they did catch it and that there’s no further issues down the line, but we can’t know that now.
In the long term, I don’t think this is that problematic for Niese.