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Niese deemed OK to pitch by doctors

Niese deemed OK to pitch by doctors

Niese deemed OK to pitch by doctors
WASHINGTON -- Doctors in New York examined Mets lefty Jon Niese on Monday, clearing him to pitch despite the accelerated heartbeat he experienced during Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

At some point in the future, Niese will undergo what the Mets called "a minimally invasive procedure to correct the condition," which Niese also experienced last summer without any lasting effects. In a press release, the Mets said that he will likely have surgery during the offseason, though Niese said that he is still considering having it over the All-Star break next month.

"I don't know what we're going to do yet," Niese said. "I'm not sure."

In the interim, Niese is free to pitch every five days as usual. The left-hander 4-2 with a 4.11 ERA over his first 11 starts.

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