Noah Syndergaard Moved to 60-Day DL After Matt Harvey's Suspension

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistMay 7, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets looks on during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on April 30, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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The New York Mets placed pitcher Noah Syndergaard on the 60-day disabled list Sunday to make room for minor league call-up Adam Wilk.

Anthony DiComo of the Mets' official website reported the news. The Mets called Wilk up to take a spot start for Matt Harvey, who was suspended three days for a violation of team rules.

Wilk, 29, is 2-3 with a 5.91 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in six Triple-A starts this season. He has made nine total MLB appearances.

Syndergaard, 24, was diagnosed with a torn lat in his throwing arm last month. The 2016 All-Star is expected to be out until at least the All-Star break. 

"Realistically, it's going to take a while. We don't know when he's going to be back," general manager Sandy Alderson told the Associated Press (via ESPN.com). "It's going to be much later in the season."

Syndergaard first experienced discomfort in his throwing arm before an April 27 start against the Atlanta Braves. He was scratched from that game but returned for 1.1 innings in an April 30 start against the Washington Nationals. Alderson said Syndergaard refused to undergo an MRI when he first experienced the discomfort.

"He's definitely in that case, assuming that we acquiesce, eliminating some information that probably would have been useful, but that doesn't mean that it would have been dispositive," Alderson said. "The situation was such that to me the MRI was not a critical element to the decision-making."

Syndergaard was 1-2 with a 3.29 ERA and 1.10 WHIP at the time of his injury. The Mets are off to a disappointing 14-15 start after being viewed as a potential pennant winner in spring training. 

 

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