The New York Yankees re-signed LHP Jon Niese to a minor-league deal on Tuesday after they released him Sunday, according to the New York Post's George A. King III.
Niese, who pitched in six Grapefruit League games this spring, will report on Wednesday, according to King. The Yankees
The Yankees, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman, hope Niese can build up his arm strength following knee surgery at the end of last season.
If Niese makes the Yankees' 25-man roster out of spring training, Niese will earn $1.25 million in base salary with the possibility of earning $750,000 in incentives -- the same deal he signed in February, according to SB Nation's Chris Cotillo. He can opt out of the deal on May 15, according to Cotillo.
Niese, 30, went 8-7 with a 5.50 ERA in 29 games (20 starts) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets last season.