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MRI exam on Mets prospect Noah Syndergaard’s elbow comes back clean

May 27, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

Noah Syndergaard Mets AP

Today is apparently the day to get good injury news on young pitchers. First the Royals announced that Yordano Ventura may miss just one start with an elbow injury and now the Mets announced that prospect Noah Syndergaard has no structural damage in his sore elbow.

Syndergaard was placed on the Triple-A disabled list Monday and underwent an MRI exam, but according to general manager Sandy Alderson: “Everything appears to be OK. Hopefully, this is a short-term disablement.”

Before being shut down Syndergaard showed a lot of promise at Triple-A as one of the Pacific Coast League’s youngest players at age 21, striking out 57 batters in 54 innings. He’s considered one of the top handful of pitching prospects in baseball and, if healthy, on track to make his big-league debut at some point in the second half.

  1. proudlycanadian - May 27, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    That is very good news.

  2. lordd99 - May 27, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Good news for both Syndergaard and Ventura. These exams still might be a warning sign. I remember Ivan Nova having some questions a year or two back on his elbow, with people suspecting eventual the strain would escalate to a tear. Hopefully not the case here with both these young pitchers. Odds are in their favor, yet the odds are still very high they’ll need surgery. Did I read somewhere that nearly 25% or all MLB pitchers have had TJS?

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