News: Niese will start Saturday

The Mets announced LHP Jon Niese will be promoted from Triple-a Buffalo to start Saturday against the Astros.

In a start for the Mets on May 13 against the Braves, Niese allowed five earned runs and seven hits in 4.2 innings pitched.

He then returned to Triple-A, where he went 5–3 with a 2.23 ERA, while striking out 54 batters.