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Niese faced the minimum over two innings in an intrasquad Tuesday, showing good life on his fastball, ESPN New York reports.

Niese's shoulder, which sidelined him last year, has not been an issue so far this sporing. Manager Terry Collins said he can easily tell that Niese's shoulder is doing fine, since arm slot is higher and his arm speed is better this spring training.

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Niese, whose pitching shoulder was so bad that he says he "probably should've missed the first month of the season," is fully healthy and ready for the season, the NY Daily News reports.

Niese is the sole lefty in the Mets' rotation, which boasts eight pitchers for five spots, so his spot looks secure. But Steven Matz is ascending and could challenge for a spot by mid-year, possibly making Niese, signed for two more years with two club options, expendable.

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Niese's injury history has reduced the level of interest in him as a possible trade option by the Mets, the NY Daily News' Andy Martino reports.

Niese is slated to make $7, $9, $10, $11 million annually through 2018, with the final two years as club options, which on the face of it should be a trade friendly contract. However, his elbow and shoulder injuries has reduced interest in him, as the Mets look to possibly deal from their starting pitching depth to fill other holes.

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Niese (chest) is feeling fine and will not need to see a doctor for an examination, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

It was earlier reported that he would need to visit a doctor after leaving Saturday's game with a rapid heartbeat, but he will instead head home to Ohio and begin his offseason.

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Niese, who left Friday's start early due to an elevated heart rate, will meet with a doctor Monday, the NY Post reports.

Niese was feeling better Saturday, but the Mets will have him meet with a doctor, especially since this is not the first time this has occurred. Niese was also a bit light-headed when he left the game, which may be another reason for the examination.

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Niese left Friday's start early due to an elevated heart rate.

Niese apparently had the same issue earlier in his career but ultimately was advised that he didn't need surgery to correct it. He may discuss his options regarding the matter again in the offseason, but it likely won't effect his availability for the 2015 season.

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Niese allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts in 7.1 innings to pick up the victory in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Braves on Saturday.

Niese took a shutout into the seventh, but departed with the bases loaded. Josh Edgin gave up a two-run single to Freddie Freeman, but Carlos Torres squashed the threat and Jenrry Mejia tossed a scoreless ninth to give Niese the win. Niese has allowed more than three runs just one in his last eight starts, while going 4-2 in that stretch.

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Niese made one mistake and it cost him, as he allowed a two-run home run to Wilson Ramos in the seventh inning of the Mets' 3-0 loss to the Nationals on Sunday.

Niese allowed just those two runs on six hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings. He has just a 3.55 ERA on the season, but is only 8-11 due to the moribund Mets offense.

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Niese did not record a decision Monday against the Rockies as he pitched 6.2 innings and allowed one run, eight hits and one walk to go along with seven strikeouts.

Niese pitched well Monday, but didn't get much support from his offense. Although he posted a solid strikeout total Monday, he hasn't provided many over the course of the season as he only has 122 in 168 innings.

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Despite giving up six earned runs on 10 hits over six innings against the Marlins on Tuesday, Niese came away with the win, improving to 8-10. He also struck out four and didn't issue a walk.

Niese was staked to two different four-run leads in this one, offsetting his general inability to miss Miami's bats. He actually was able to groove 20-of-28 first-pitch strikes, but sometimes being around the strike zone too much can lead to batters squaring balls up more frequently, as the Marlins did on this night. Nonetheless, Niese now has a 3.68 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP in 26 starts this season and will face the Rockies in his next start Monday.