Noah Syndergaard’s deliberate rehab begin for Single-A Brooklyn on Sunday was scuttled as a result of he examined optimistic for COVID-19, in accordance with an trade supply.
The Mets initially mentioned the right-hander was out due to a “non-baseball associated damage.”
The supply mentioned there isn’t concern, at this level, Syndergaard might have unfold the virus by way of the Mets clubhouse.
Syndergaard is vaccinated, in accordance with supervisor Luis Rojas, who wouldn’t verify the pitcher has the virus.
It’s unclear when Syndergaard will likely be cleared to renew exercises.
Rojas mentioned he realized Saturday of Syndergaard’s scenario.
Syndergaard, who turned 29 on Sunday, tweeted: “This birthday is so sick.”
The Mets have been hopeful Syndergaard, who’s making an attempt to return from March 2020 Tommy John surgical procedure, will likely be a bullpen possibility subsequent month. He pitched one inning for Brooklyn on Thursday, surrendering a house run. He had been scheduled to stretch past one inning Sunday.
Even when Syndergaard returns it gained’t be together with his full arsenal – he’s been suggested medically to chorus from throwing his slider and curveball this season. It leaves Syndergaard with a fastball and changeup, what the Mets imagine will likely be a sustainable recipe working for one or two innings.