Out since late April with a partial tear of the LAT muscle in his throwing arm, New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard will now be shut down for another four weeks, the team announced on Thursday.
This is most definitely not good news for a Mets team that's finally starting to get some of its big names back from the disabled list.
Syndergaard entered the season as the Mets' ace and a potential Cy Young candidate in the National League. He pitched to a 1-2 record with a 3.29 ERA in five starts before landing on the shelf. Last season saw the 24-year-old starter post a 14-9 record with a 2.60 ERA and 218 strikeouts.
Don't look for him to be back on the bump until the end of August at the earliest.