Another pitcher will be having Tommy John surgery, as Noah Syndergaard will do so to repair his torn UCL, Jeff Passan reported via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. Pitchers Luis Sevirino and Chris Sale will also be missing the 2020 season due to the surgery.
New York Mets starter Noah Syndergaard has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery in the near future, sources tell ESPN. The procedure will keep him out until at earliest April 2021 and likely into the summer months.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 24, 2020
There isn’t a time where someone should want to have Tommy John surgery, but a shortened season could be better than missing a full season. Also, if the club waited longer, it could mean more time missed for Noah Syndergaard in 2021.
The six-foot-six right-hander has a career 3.31 ERA through five seasons in the bigs. He also has 775 career strikeouts, three complete games and an All-Star appearance.
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