Syndergaard to Rest and Then Begin Throwing Program

Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the second opinion on Noah Syndergaard‘s strained right index finger confirmed the initial diagnosis.

He will rest and then begin a throwing program, but no timetable for his return has been offered yet.

– Josh Finkelstein –

Original Post- June 12

According to Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, right-hander Noah Syndergaard is in New York and will receive a second opinion on his strained right index finger. More information is expected to be released tomorrow morning.

Syndergaard, 25, complained of swelling and discomfort in his right index finger after playing catch recently.

The four-year veteran last pitched on May 25, when he was pulled with 78 pitches over six innings of two-run ball due to the strained ligament.

On the season, he is 4-1 with a 3.06 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 76 strikeouts over 64.2 innings this season.

Alderson added that they are weighing their options on what to do with Seth Lugo, who pitched in place of Syndergaard on Sunday against the New York Yankees.

“Obviously he was outstanding the other night,” Alderson said about Lugo. “I think that for the time being, it’s likely he’ll get another start. I’d leave that to Mickey [Callaway] for the moment. But there is an internal debate as to where he is the most valuable. He’s valuable in both places.”

In addition to his scoreless outing on Sunday, Lugo has been fantastic for the Mets this year including four scoreless innings on May 31 in a spot start. He went three scoreless innings on June 5 in relief.

The 28-year-old has a 1.77 ERA, 0.854 WHIP and has allowed only 30 hits in 45.2 innings this year.

We will provide an update on the situation when more information becomes available.

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