NEW YORK (AP) — Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard encountered one other hurdle in his restoration from Tommy John surgical procedure Sunday when he was scratched from a rehab begin as a result of he examined optimistic for COVID-19, an individual aware of the scenario advised The Associated Press.
The particular person spoke to the AP on situation of anonymity as a result of the crew has not introduced the take a look at end result. New York supervisor Luis Rojas stated Sunday that Syndergaard had a “non-baseball-related injury.” He did affirm that Syndergaard has been vaccinated.
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Syndergaard — who turned 29 on Sunday — tweeted, “This birthday is so sick.”
Syndergaard, who hasn’t pitched within the majors since Sept. 29, 2019, had the surgical procedure simply after the pandemic shutdown in March 2020. He started a rehab project this spring however left his second begin with Low-A St. Lucie on May 26 with proper elbow irritation.
This birthday is so sick. pic.twitter.com/EqGqwWUF1T
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— Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) August 29, 2021
Syndergaard, who’s scheduled to achieve free company after the season, didn’t pitch once more till Thursday’s rehab outing, when he gave up one run in a single inning. Afterward, he stated he wasn’t throwing his slider or curveball as a result of docs believed the off-speed pitches bothered his elbow.
With no time to construct Syndergaard as much as a typical starter’s workload, the Mets are hoping he might rejoin the crew as a reliever. He had been anticipated to throw no less than an inning Sunday for Singe-A Brooklyn.
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