Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard has been sidelined for a month now, but is inching toward a return.
According to Matt Ehalt of The Record, Syndergaard threw 15 pitches off a mound on Sunday and will throw off a mound again on Tuesday. After that, he is slated to throw a live batting practice session on Friday.
Syndergaard has been suffering with a strained ligament in his right index finger. He suffered a setback earlier this month when he experienced discomfort and swelling after throwing and was temporarily shut down.
If all goes well, the Mets could have Syndergaard back early next month.
The right-hander is 4-1 on the season, with a 3.06 ERA in 64.2 innings pitched (11 starts).