The New York Mets, a team starving for good news, received some Thursday when left-hander Jon Niese’s MRI on his left shoulder came back negative.
Niese is expected to resume throwing this weekend, but his exhibition start scheduled for Tuesday will be pushed back.
Above all else, Niese received a scare that should tell the Mets starting pitching is fragile and they should be careful before they consider dealing what they have.
* Noah Syndergaard struck out five in two innings of an intrasquad game. He’s scheduled to make his first exhibition start Monday against Atlanta.
* Eric Young, who has a strained side muscle, could be held out this weekend.
* Bartolo Colon could throw Friday. Colon has a strained calf muscle and spent the day working out on a stationary bike.
* General manager Sandy Alderson said 90 victories is possible, reported The New York Daily News.