In a move that was made to clear a spot on the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s active roster, Noah Syndergaard was placed on the 7-day disabled list on Wednesday, retroactive to June 9. Syndergaard will be eligible to return on June 16.
Mar 3, 2014; Lake Buena Vista, FL, USA; New Yorks Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (55) warms up before the spring training exhibition game against the Atlanta Bravesat Champion Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
During his first start back after dealing with a mild flexor-pronator strain, Syndergaard injured his left (non-throwing) shoulder while attempting to tag out a runner at home after a wild pitch.
In a statement, the Mets said that Syndergaard to the disabled list was a procedural move only, and that he has not had a setback as he recovers from the sprained A/C joint he was diagnosed with on June 6.
After being diagnosed, Syndergaard was told to not throw a ball for 5 to 7 days, and that he could resume baseball activity afterwards as tolerated.
Thursday is the last day in the 5 to 7 day no-throwing timetable Syndergaard was given, and it’s likely that he’ll begin working his way back shortly after.
Assuming Syndergaard starts throwing again on June 13, one would figure his first start back wouldn’t be for at least a couple of days, meaning a return to the mound on or after June 16 – the date he’s eligible to be activated.