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Beltran pays debt to Niese

3/26/2012

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.