Jon Niese is moving across New York.
His time in Pittsburgh was a disappointment. Niese went 8-6 with a 4.91 ERA in 23 games (18 starts), losing his spot in the rotation at midseason in 2016.
Niese was dealt back to the Mets on Aug. 1 in exchange for reliever Antonio Bastardo and cash. He went 0-1 with an 11.45 ERA in six games (two starts) for New York, then underwent season-ending left knee surgery on Aug. 25.
In 211 career games (197 starts), Niese has a 69-68 record with a 4.07 ERA.
Niese figures to compete for a spot at the back end of the Yankees' rotation in spring training.