New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard will require Tommy John surgery due to a tear in his right elbow.
The surgery will keep him inactive until at least April 2021, and possibly for part of the summer.
After experiencing some discomfort in his elbow before the camps were suspended, Noah has kept in touch with our health care staff,” said Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. When symptoms persisted, Noah underwent a physical examination and MRI, which revealed a torn ligament. »
Syndergaard’s been racking up injuries throughout his career. The 26-year-old has been limited to a total of 32 starts over the past two seasons. In 2017, his season was disrupted for four months by a tear in his right arm. Last year, he was twice on the injured list as well.
He was inconsistent in 2019, averaging 4.28 points earned and 202 batting retirements in 197.2 innings thrown.
The absence of Syndergaard creates a hole in the pitching pool. However, the two-time winner of the Cy-Young Trophy in the Jacob deGrom Nationals will be well supported by Marcus Stroman as No. 2. Michael Wacha, Rick Porcello and Steven Matz add depth.