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Report: Mets may call up pitching prospect Niese

Updated: August 26, 2008, 1:23 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW YORK -- With John Maine back on the disabled list with a sore shoulder, the New York Mets are reportedly eyeing their farm system for pitching help.

Newsday reported that the Mets are preparing to call up top pitching prospect Jon Niese, according to a person familiar with the team's thinking.

According to the report, the Mets will tinker with their pitching rotation so they won't need a fifth starter until their Sept. 2 game at Milwaukee. Niese, who last pitched ...

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