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Mets transfer Noah Syndergaard to 60-day disabled list

The move is clerical and opens a spot on the 40-man roster for Adam Wilk.

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The Mets have transferred Noah Syndergaard, who suffered a partial tear of his right lat muscle, from the 10-day to the 60-day disabled list to make room on their 40-man roster for left-handed pitcher Adam Wilk. The team called up Wilk to make a start today in Matt Harvey’s place after Harvey was suspended for three games without pay for an undisclosed—thus far, anyway—reason.

Given the timetable for Syndergaard’s recovery from his injury, the move to the 60-day DL is merely clerical in nature. He was already set to go six weeks before beginning throwing, which means there’s no way he was going to return in less than sixty days.

If the Mets had needed to remove a player from the 40-man roster instead, there are some players on the fringes that could reasonably be removed. But given the circumstances, they won’t have to pass anyone through waivers until there’s another need to add someone to the forty.