Worth noting

Worth noting

Terry Collins said left-hander Jon Niese, who's been on the disabled list since June 21 with a partial tear of his rotator cuff, is close to getting back on a mound. He's still long tossing, and Collins said Niese has to throw from 150 feet before he pitches off a mound.

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