After Saturday’s exciting walk-off win over the Cincinnati Reds, the Mets announced that they had activated Jon Niese from the 15-day disabled list.
To make room for him on the roster, the Mets optioned Wilmer Flores to Triple-A Las Vegas. This was widely expected and Flores will continue to get reps at both shortstop and second base while the Mets continue to monitor his progress.
Meanwhile, Niese will make his season debut on Sunday at Citi Field as the Mets look for a sweep of the Reds to close out their homestand.
Terry Collins told reporters that Niese will be limited to around 95 pitches, as they ease him back slowly after dealing with left shoulder and left elbow injury concerns during the Spring.
Niese was placed on the disabled list to start the season, and felt great after completing two minor league rehab starts.