• Left-hander Jon Niese will throw his anticipated side session Wednesday afternoon, which will determine whether he will be able to make his next start Saturday against the Marlins. Niese has not thrown since the Mets shut him down last week with a bout of left biceps tendinitis.
• Manager Terry Collins said that outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis is "back on the radar" after hitting his fourth home run in 10 games Tuesday for Triple-A Las Vegas. Mired in a slump for much of his early time in Nevada, Nieuwenhuis has hit safely in nine of his last 10 games, and could ultimately earn a promotion to replace one of the lesser-used outfielders on New York's roster.
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