Jonathan Niese will get the start tomorrow night against the Pirates, Niese has struggled in AAA with a record of 0-2 and a 6.55 ERA, but this start is as much to do with not creating another Figgy fiasco as it is seeing what the young lefty has.
"Maybe he was pressing a little bit," Minaya said. "Like a lot of young guys, maybe he's thinking every outing, if it's a good one, he'd be back in the majors. His command got much better the last couple of outings." source Newsday
Tim Redding, who had been signed to a $2.25 million guaranteed contract during the offseason, looks ready to contribute at the major-league level. Redding limited Lehigh Valley to one run on six hits and a walk while striking out five on Wednesday night in a six-inning rehabilitation start with Triple-A Buffalo. Redding's fastball sat at 86-89 mph, and topped out at 91 mph. He threw 58 of 85 pitches for strikes. source Daily News
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