Mets RHP prospect Noah Syndergaard left Thursday night’s game with Triple-A Las Vegas after experiencing left shoulder discomfort resulting from a tag play at home plate.
“The results of precautionary X-rays are pending,” the team said in an e-mail.
2:37 p.m.: Syndergaard has a sprain of his non-throwing shoulder, according to team beat reporter Adam Rubin (ESPN, June 6).
Syndergaard has allowed 27 earned runs on 62 hits in 54 1/3 innings, with 57 strikeouts and 19 walks, this season in Triple-A.
“He was fighting to save a run, but you don’t want your pitchers diving into home plate like that because stuff like that can happen,” manager Wally Backman said after the game (Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 5).
It was Syndergaard’s first appearance since returning from the disabled list for a flexor tendon strain in his right forearm.
“My arm feels great,” Syndergaard said Tuesday (Las Vegas Review-Journal, June 2). “There was just a little bit of elbow pain, very minor, going on a couple weeks ago. But with a lot of elbow injuries happening in professional baseball, they hear about elbow pain and kind of freak out a little bit. “They just wanted to make sure. “I feel like the injury kind of set me back a little bit.”