Niese completes final tune-up

NEW YORK -- Pitching for Double-A Binghamton in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday night, Jonathon Niese allowed two runs on four hits while striking out six and walking three in five innings. He threw 80 pitches (51 strikes) against Altoona.

Niese, who has made three rehab starts, is likely to be activated from the disabled list to make Sunday's start against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field.

Niese has been sidelined since being diagnosed with a partial tear of the rotator cuff in his left shoulder.