The New York Mets have placed right-hander Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to May 26, the team announced via Twitter this afternoon.
An MRI examination confirmed that Syndergaard has a strained ligament in his right index finger. The club didn’t give any indication on how long Syndergaard is expected to be sidelined. The news is quite surprising as there had been no previous reports that Syndergaard was dealing with a sore finger.
Syndergaard is now the third Mets starting pitcher to go on the disabled list this season joining Jason Vargas (fracture) and Jacob deGrom (hyperextended elbow). It’s his second straight season in which he landed on the disabled list, having missed nearly all of last season with a lat ninjury.
Syndergaard, 25, is 4-1 with a 3.06 ERA in 64.2 innings pitched this season, striking out 76 while walking 13. He ranks ninth among qualified starting pitchers this season with a 1.9 WAR and 23rd with a 3.06 ERA. He’s currently tied for the team lead with four wins and has an impressive 10.58 strikeouts and 1.81 walks per nine innings this year.
The hard-throwing righty last pitched Friday night in a 4-3 loss to the Brewers and was scheduled to pitch Wednesday night in Atlanta against Braves starter Julio Teheran. A replacement starter has yet to be announced.
We’ll keep you posted as any other information becomes available.