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Collins expects Niese to make next start

Manager says lefty, who missed outing with shoulder tendinitis, feeling better
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MIAMI -- Mets manager Terry Collins reiterated Saturday that he only expects injured starter Jon Niese to miss one turn through the rotation. With left shoulder tendinitis sidelining Niese for Saturday's game against the Marlins, Collin McHugh made the start in Miami.

"I have no reason to think he won't," Collins said of Niese taking the mound Friday at Citi Field. "He was feeling a lot better yesterday; he felt a lot better today."

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MIAMI -- Mets manager Terry Collins reiterated Saturday that he only expects injured starter Jon Niese to miss one turn through the rotation. With left shoulder tendinitis sidelining Niese for Saturday's game against the Marlins, Collin McHugh made the start in Miami.

"I have no reason to think he won't," Collins said of Niese taking the mound Friday at Citi Field. "He was feeling a lot better yesterday; he felt a lot better today."

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Niese, who felt discomfort in his shoulder after each of his last four starts, will not attempt to throw again until Tuesday in Washington. He had been thriving recently in spite of his injury, posting a 1.33 ERA over his last three starts.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo.

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