Mets: Noah Syndergaard’s return delayed due to COVID-19

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard. (Syndication: Treasure Coast)
Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard. (Syndication: Treasure Coast) /

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has tested positive for COVID-19, despite being vaccinated against the virus.

Syndergaard was scheduled to make a rehab start in Brooklyn for the Cyclones on Sunday, but that process has been delayed, for now, as he’s tested positive for COVID-19. Luis Rojas described the delay as non-baseball related.

His first rehab start went relatively well, as he threw 16 pitches in Brooklyn. Syndergaard called the outing a relief, given it was his first start in months. He hopes of make an impact in Queens before the end of the season.

“It’s definitely a sigh of relief and a step in the right direction,” he said.

New York Mets: Noah Syndergaard a free agent after this season

Thor is scheduled to be a free agent after this season, but given his injury concern it makes a lot of sense for him to stay with the Mets for now. Perhaps a short-term, incentive-laden contract would make a lot of sense for both sides as Syndergaard continues to recover from Tommy John surgery.

For now, his focus is on this season.

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