Niese press conference Saturday

April, 5, 2012
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The Mets plan to announce Jon Niese's new contract, which guarantees the southpaw $25.5195 million, at a press conference on Saturday. Niese is scheduled to undergo a physical during Friday's team off-day.

Originally Niese would have made $519,500 this season, and would not have been eligible for free agency until after the 2015 season.

Now, he gets a $250,000 signing bonus and $769,500 salary this season, for a total of $1.0195 million.

His salary jumps to $3 million in 2013, $5 million in 2014, $7 million in 2015 and $9 million in 2016.

The Mets hold options for 2017 at $10 million (with a $500,000 buyout) and $10.5 million for 2018 (with a $500,000 buyout).

So the total value of the deal could be $45.5195 million.
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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