SP - NYM - IL60
The Mets placed Noah Syndergaard (elbow) on the 60-day injured list.
Syndergaard underwent Tommy John surgery back in Spring Training 1.0 and will be sidelined into the 2021 season. There is no need to select him in re-draft leagues for 2020.
Noah Syndergaard underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Thursday.
Passan adds that Syndergaard is expected to miss 12-14 months and return sometime in 2021. The 27-year-old wasn't as good in 2019 as he has been in previous years, posting a 4.28 ERA over 197 2/3 innings. He'll be a free agent following the 2021 campaign.
Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery in the near future, according to a report from ESPN MLB insider Jeff Passan.
Syndergaard had an up-and-down year in 2019 but still struck out 202 batters over 197 2/3 innings, and many analysts expected him to bounce back in a big way in 2020. Instead, he becomes the latest top-level starting pitcher to hit the shelf for Tommy John surgery, joining the likes of Luis Severino and Chris Sale. Syndergaard is now out for all of this season and at least the beginning of 2021, and the Mets will likely turn to a rotation of Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman, Rick Porcello, Steven Matz, Michael Wacha to start 2020.
Mets starter Noah Syndergaard allowed one earned run on two hits while striking out four over three innings in Sunday's matchup against the Houston Astros.
Syndergaard had an up-and-down 2019 but still managed to strike out 202 batters over 197 2/3 innings when all was said and done. If he can be more consistent this season, he could end up as a first-round talent who is being drafted in the fifth round in many leagues right now.
Noah Syndergaard turned in a pair of scoreless frames Wednesday, allowing just one hit and no walks while striking out two.
This is certainly a positive result for Syndergaard, as he is eyeing a rebound from a less-than-spectacular 2019 campaign. The 27-year-old righty needed only 18 pitches to navigate the seven batters he faced in his spring debut, saying afterward that "I felt great."