Mets RHP prospect Noah Syndergaard was demoted and sent to minor-league camp Tuesday.
Syndergaard was recently named the league’s third-best, right-handed pitching prospect by Baseball America.
The Mets are expected to keep him in Triple-A until at least June or July, in what is likely an effort to prevent him from earning arbitration eligibility a year early.
The team will reportedly keep Syndergaard around 150 innings pitched this season, which may mean shorter outings in Triple-A so he can go deeper in to games when eventually promoted to the Mets.
“We’re going to be probably one of the best rotations in baseball,” Syndergaard said (NY Post, Mar. 19), talking about himself, Zack Wheeler, Matt Harvey and other teammates. “Those names on that list, who knows where everyone is going to be?”