The opener of the New York Mets, Noah Syndergaard suffered the tearing of a ligament ulnar collateral of the right elbow and will undergo Tommy John surgery this Thursday, as confirmed by the own team in press release writing.
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At the end he was unable to maintain his health, and Syndergaard will be sidelined until early April of 2021, and most probably until early summer. Is the second pitcher of high profile that will need Tommy John surgery in the past few days, already confirmed that the ace of the Boston Red Sox, Chris Sale will undergo a reconstruction surgery of the elbow.
“After experiencing discomfort in the elbow before he discovered the spring training due to the pandemic coronavirus, Noah, and our department of health and performance have been in constant contact,” said Brodie Van Wagenen, the general manager of the Mets in a written statement. “Based on the persistence of his symptoms, He underwent a physical examination and an mri which revealed the tear of the ligament. A second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache confirmed the diagnosis and recommendation for surgery,” said the executive.
“Noah is a hard worker, incredibly hard and a talent tremendous. While this is regrettable, we have no doubt that Noah will be able to regain all of your strength and continue to be an integral part of our activities in the Camp”.
It was expected that Syndergaard, of 27 years, one of the openers that harder has launched in the history of baseball and has one of the best arsenals of pitches in the game, was the anchor of the rotation for the Mets next to the ace in Jacob deGrom.
Syndergaard threw 197 innings in his career last season, the highest of his career, and while its effectiveness was 4.28, its combination of health and other things presagiaban good things.
Syndergaard, acquired by the Mets in 2012 when he exchanged to the winner of the Cy Young R. A. Dickey to Toronto, it was a phenomenon instant. Your straight constantly reaches 100 mph, manages to use his slider as fast as 93 mph and he struck out 166 rivals in 150 innings as a rookie for 22 years in 2015. His best year came in 2016, when he was an All-Star and registered a effectiveness of 2.60 in 183⅔ entries.
The lesions cleared and the greater part of the season 2017 Syndergaard and cut short his campaign in 2018. Planned to join deGrom and Marcus Stroman at the top of the rotation for the Mets, Steven Matz, Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha filling the last two places.
With the baseball out of play until at least may due to the outbreak of coronavirus, the Mets now will not have to choose between the last three for a rotation place. Their prospects for 2020, which were brilliant during a strong spring, they become much more difficult in a tough Eastern Division of the National League that has the reigning champion of the World Series Washington Nationals, the defendor of the pennant divisional Atlanta Braves and a team of Philadelphia Phillies team with aspirations of playoff.
Information of Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com it was used in this report.