Whenever the MLB regular season officially kicks off, the New York Mets will have a major hole at the top of their rotation as starter Noah Syndergaard will miss the entire 2020 season, and will likely be out until at least April 2021, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan.
Syndergaard, 27, will reportedly undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.
Over the past few seasons, injuries have hindered Syndergaard, and entering the 2019 regular season, Syndergaard was limited to only 32 combined starts over the course of the previous two seasons.
Syndergaard also struggled with consistency last season, posting a 4.28 ERA with 202 strikeouts in 197.2 innings pitched.
The Mets are deep in the rotation, with reigning two-time NL Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom and Marcus Stroman to pick up the load with Syndergaard on the shelf.
The Mets issued the following statement:
Mets' official statement on Syndergaard: pic.twitter.com/1XdmRxx0n9
— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) March 24, 2020
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