Jon Niese threw off a mound today for the first time since his injury last August. At about 50 percent strength.— Ken Davidoff (@KenDavidoff) January 25, 2010
As per a pair of tweets from Ken Davidoff. Having Niese healthy and miraculously getting Nelson Figueroa through waivers again to start the season would give the
Mets Bisons one of the best 1-2 combos in Triple-A. That might not sound like much, but its the kind of depth that would make signing a little-talent, high-durability guy like Jon Garland pretty superfluous.