NEW YORK -- Wilmer Flores was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas after Saturday's 6-3 walk-off win against the Cincinnati Reds. That cleared the roster spot for Jonathon Niese to be activated from the disabled list to start Sunday's series finale.
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Niese has made two minor-league starts since receiving a cortisone injection in his left elbow. He expects to be able to throw as many as 95 pitches Sunday.
He started one game at second base and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.
The Mets plan to have Flores play more shortstop than second base early this season in the Pacific Coast League.