Sandy Alderson met with reporters on Tuesday, and said right-hander Noah Syndergaard will not have surgery to remove a bone spur in his pitching elbow.
“I think this one is so insignificant in the eyes of the physicians,” said Alderson. “It was probably blown a little out of proportion last year, which tends to happen around the Mets.”
Syndergaard, 24, showed no signs of being affected by the spur, going 14-9 with a 2.60 ERA in 30 starts for the Mets.
Alderson is not worried about the bone spur posing any problems next season.
“We’ve been told it’s not something we should be concerned about either going into the season or during the course of the season.”
Syndergaard showed his mettle during the wild-card game, tossing seven scoreless innings and allowing only two hits and three walks while striking out 10, in what was arguably the best start of his career.