News: In case you missed it…

Jon Niese threw 57 pitches over 4 1/3 innings during a minor league game Thursday, reaching 92 mph with his fastball. After the game, Niese said he felt ‘amazing.’ He is expected to make his regular season debut April 6 >> Read more at ESPN

The first base competition will continue into the regular season >> Read more at MetsBlog

Cory Mazzoni was removed from Thursday’s start against the Nationals in the second inning due to triceps soreness.

John Lannan was added to the 40-man roster. He’ll serve as the second left-hander in the bullpen.