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Triple-A reliever Buddy Carlyle will join the Mets before Sunday's game against the Rangers.

Jon Niese is likely to be pot on the disabled list with a shoulder issue (ESPN, July 5).

Niese left his start Friday after just 12 pitches when he was hit in the back by line drive. He did not want to leave the game. He told reporters he felt fine after the game and hoped to make at least two more starts before the All Star break.

In the event Niese is put on the DL, Dillon Gee will likely start in his place on Wednesday night against the Braves.

Gee tossed 75 pitches in his third rehab start Sunday and later told reporters at Citi Field he is 100% ready to return to the Mets rotation.

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