Syndergaard Set to Return Sunday Against Yankees

After throwing 25 pitches in a simulated game this afternoon, Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard is set to return from the disabled list on Sunday night against the Yankees.

Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland told Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com that Syndergaard reported no problems after the simulated game.

“As long as it doesn’t flare up in the next 24 hours, he should be fine,” Eiland said.

Syndergaard last pitched on May 25, when he was pulled with 78 pitches over six innings of two run ball due to a strained ligament in his right index finger.

With the expected return on Sunday, he will have missed just one full turn through the rotation and will be pitching on “normal rest” from his simulated game.

The big right hander has struggled a bit this year, as he is 4-1 a 3.06 ERA, a 1.14 WHIP, and 76 strikeouts over 64.2 innings.

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