Jon Niese, who has been on the disabled list retroactive to May 17 with a hamstring strain, allowed two earned runs and eight hits in six innings today for Triple-A Buffalo. He struck out three and did not walk anyone in throwing 80 pitches, 57 for strikes.

Niese should be on target to make a start this weekend, and take the spot of Fernando Nieve, who filled in for John Maine on Saturday in Milwaukee.

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