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Jon Niese has favorable exam

Updated: July 9, 2013, 8:10 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

SAN FRANCISCO -- New York Mets left-hander Jonathon Niese has been cleared to begin working toward a return from the disabled list.

Niese had a favorable follow-up exam with team doctor David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Monday and has been cleared to head to the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., to begin throwing, assistant general manager John Ricco said.

Niese had landed on the DL after a June 20 start with what was announced as a partial strain ...

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