Niese was hit with a line drive in his last start but its his shoulder that will send him to the disabled list. Niese will undergo an MRI after seeing a drop in velocity during his last handful of starts.
#Mets officially calling Jon Niese's injury a left shoulder strain, for the record.
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) July 6, 2014
The Mets are listening to offers for Niese as the trade deadline approaches but given his team friendly deal there is no urgency to move the 27-year-old left hander.
In 17 starts this season Niese is 5-4 with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. He owns a 74/28 K/BB ratio on the season.