Pirates Starter Jon Niese to Undergo Knee Surgery

August 24th, 2016
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jon Niese will undergo knee surgery here shortly and is expected to miss the next month of action. Niese suffered the injury Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals, eventually being forced from the start itself. The 29-year-old starter has pitched to an 8-7 record with a 5.50 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 29 games (20 starts) this season.