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Jon Niese downplays rapid heartbeat

Updated: June 28, 2011, 9:03 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- New York Mets left-hander Jon Niese departed Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers with a rapid heartbeat but expressed no alarm afterward.

"I was breathing heavy and the heart was racing a little bit," Niese said. "But it wasn't really a big issue."

He was examined by a Rangers team doctor, who was satisfied with his immediate condition, Niese said. Manager Terry Collins suggested Mets doctors may want to look at Niese in New York, but Niese hoped to ...

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