Mets expect Jon Niese to pitch Friday

Updated: June 30, 2011, 9:12 AM ET
By Adam Rubin |

DETROIT -- New York Mets manager Terry Collins expects left-hander Jonathon Niese will make his start Friday against the Yankees as scheduled.

Niese underwent a battery of tests this week at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit after experiencing a rapid heartbeat during the sixth inning of his last start, Saturday at Texas.

Niese completed his final test Wednesday afternoon, when the team returned a heart monitor for diagnosis that the left-hander wore for 24 hours.

"He's going to be fine," Collins said.

Collins also said he talked to third baseman David Wright, who's out with a stress fracture in his back. Wright has swung in a pool and could be ready for rehab games in about a week.

Adam Rubin covers the Mets for Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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