Noah Syndergaard Says He May Have to Wait 6 Weeks to Throw


The Mets’ Noah Syndergaard in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 20.

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Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who is on the disabled list because of a partially torn right latissimus muscle, said on Saturday that he did not expect to be able to throw at all for six weeks and that he would probably need the equivalent of a full spring training regimen before he could pitch competitively again.

General Manager Sandy Alderson said that he would not project when Syndergaard would return this season but that the 60-day disabled list could be an option. Syndergaard was initially placed on the 10-day disabled list.

Syndergaard said he was unsure whether he would be back in the Mets’ rotation immediately after the All-Star break in mid-July. He and Alderson both spoke at Citi Field before Saturday’s night game against the Miami Marlins.

“I think realistically it’s going to take a while,” Alderson said. “We don’t know when he’s going to be back. We can speculate about that, but it’s going to be much later in the…

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