Beltran pays debt to Niese

March, 26, 2012
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Adam Rubin
The new-look Jon Niese (left), after rhinoplasty procedure. Before picture on the right.


Before being traded last July, Carlos Beltran offered to pay for a nose job for Jon Niese. Now a St. Louis Cardinal, Beltran has finally footed the bill.

Niese received the $10,000 payment from Beltran, the southpaw confirmed.

Niese originally underwent the rhinoplasty procedure in October for cosmetic reasons, but said it actually has dramatically helped his breathing.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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