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Mets put LHP Jonathon Niese on DL

Friday - 6/21/2013, 7:11pm  ET

New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese wipes his face after allowing a run in the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Thursday, June 20, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The New York Mets have placed left-hander Jonathon Niese on the disabled list because of a partial tear in his rotator cuff.

Niese left Thursday night's game at Atlanta in the fourth inning. He was 3-6 with a 4.32 ERA in 14 starts.

Right-hander Greg Burke was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to replace Niese. Burke had a 2.13 ERA in a previous stint with the Mets this season.


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