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Mets don't question Jon Niese's heart

Waiting until Tuesday may be a very small risk -- but why take a risk at all?

Updated: June 28, 2011, 9:02 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- New York Mets left-hander Jon Niese had a rapid heartbeat and felt like he was in a sauna while pitching in the sixth inning on Saturday. He was allowed to face one additional batter, then removed as a precaution. He was subsequently examined by a Texas Rangers doctor, who found nothing imminently alarming.

Now Niese will wait until Tuesday to get an intensive medical examination, likely involving a cardiologist. And it will occur in Detroit, the next stop on the Mets' ...

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