The New York Mets’ rotation was dealt a blow on Tuesday after learning that key pitcher Noah Syndergaard will miss the 2020 season due to a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
In order to fix the tear, Syndergaard will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday, March 26th.
The big righty, who had appeared in three Spring Training games with no visible issues during the warm-up period was cut short due to the coronavirus outbreak, apparently suffered the injury just before camp was put on hold.
Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen stated, “Noah is an incredibly hard worker and a tremendous talent. While this is unfortunate, we have no doubt that Noah will be able to return to full strength and continue to be an integral part of our championship pursuits in the future.”
The Texas native hit a career-high with 32 games started in an up-and-down 2019 season. While looking dominant at times, Syndergaard gave up a number of home runs and finished with a 10-8 record and a 4.28 ERA.
The five-year veteran is the owner of a 47-30 career record with a solid 3.31 ERA since making his debut in 2015.
Syndergaard is expected to make his return to the mound next season.