New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard has been placed on the disabled list retroactive to May 26 due to a strain in his right index finger. According to the Mets, Syndergaard was experiencing soreness in the finger and an MRI and clinical examination at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York revealed the strain.
Syndergaard has pitched very well in 2018, recording a 3.06 ERA with 76 strikeouts (fifth in the National League), a 2.56 FIP and 13 walks allowed in 64.2 innings. Syndergaard is unfortunately the third Met in the past two days to land on the DL after Wilmer Flores and AJ Ramos were shelved on Memorial Day.
Originally scheduled to start Wednesday against the Braves, Syndergaard will miss at least his next start and the Mets have not announced a replacement starter. The Mets will need to address the order of the rotation for the upcoming week with a home series against the Cubs this weekend, followed by interleague matchups with the Orioles and Yankees. Former starters turned relievers Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo could be candidates to make a start for the discombobulated rotation.