Updated July 26, 4:14 PM
Tim Britton of The Athletic reports that Noah Syndergaard is “on track for next week in DC”, according to Mets manager Mickey Callaway. The team heads to Washington to face the Nationals for a two-game series beginning Tuesday, July 31.
Syndergaard was placed on the 10-day disabled list on July 23 with hand, foot and mouth disease.
Syndergaard, 25, contracted hand, foot, and mouth disease and was put on the ten-day disabled list on Saturday after throwing five innings in the Mets win over the Yankees on Friday.
Callaway spoke to SNY about Syndergaard’s progress thus far.
“He was around today, he looked really good. He even had the gloves off,” he said, referring to the protective gloves he was forced to wear with the hyper-contagious HMF condition. “He didn’t have to worry about spreading what he’s got, so he came in. He’s in a really good spot right now.”
Syndergaard is eligible to come off of the DL on July 31 and Callaway alluded to the possibility of him making the start the next day.
We’ll keep you updated as more information becomes available.