Mets place Niese on DL

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 6/21/2013 4:21 pm

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - The New York Mets announced prior to Friday's start of a three-game series versus the Philadelphia Phillies that starting pitcher Jonathon Niese has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a partially torn left rotator cuff.

Niese left Thursday's game against the Atlanta Braves with discomfort in his shoulder after lasting 3 1/3 innings. On his final pitch, he winced in pain and immediately motioned towards his shoulder.

The 26-year-old lefty has a 3-6 record with a 4.32 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 14 starts this season.

To fill the available roster spot, the Mets recalled right-handed hurler Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas and made him available for tonight's contest. The 30-year-old began the season with the big league club but has been optioned twice this year, compiling a 0-1 record and 4.05 ERA over 21 appearances.

Burke went 1-1 with a 6.55 ERA in nine games with the 51s this season.

State Farm Athlete of the Week
Click to submit your Athlete of the Week
Know an outstanding high school athlete? We want to highlight them on the FOX 34 State Farm Athlete of the Week.

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.