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Niese not nearing return

Jonathan Niese pitching in the first inning. (Aug.

Jonathan Niese pitching in the first inning. (Aug. 6, 2011) Photo Credit: David Pokress

Ricco said Jon Niese (intercostal strain) is not close to returning from the DL. He still feels pain when he sneezes, Ricco said.


The Mets announced they will call up righthander Chris Schwinden, first baseman Val Pascucci and outfielder Mike Baxter from Triple-A Buffalo for Tuesday night's game.

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