Noah Syndergaard is continuing to progress nicely as he works himself back from Tommy John Surgery. Sunday was an important evaluation day for Thor and the New York Mets as he hit a key checkpoint in his recovery.
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Syndergaard fiddled breaking stuff for the first time since surgery. He only threw three sliders as the Mets are taking baby steps towards bringing him back to the rotation.
Syndergaard was exactly 11 months removed from the operation and is still on a promising road to a complete recovery. The Mets also added 2020 draft pick, J.T. Ginn, to their spring training roster. Ginn also underwent TJS and threw with Syndergaard last summer.
“Sometimes when you feel good, you want to do too much, and when you don’t feel good, you want to do less,” Pitching Coach and two-time TJ recipient Jeremy Hefner said. “But trying to be as consistent and constant as possible will get a better outcome at the end of this thing.”
Syndergaard will retake the mound on Wednesday for another bullpen session. He will stick to a combination of his fastball, sinker, and change-up, continuing with a “one step at a time” mindset. There is no timetable for Syndergaard to face live batters at the moment, and there are no expectations for him to pitch in a spring training game.