ATLANTA — Noah Syndergaard’s sore right index finger isn’t worse than originally expected, however for now he is taking a break.
The Mets right-hander received a second opinion on the strained ligament in his finger earlier this week and won’t resume throwing until the pain subsides.
“It’s comfortable to the touch,” supervisor Mickey Callaway said Wednesday.
Syndergaard will start a throwing development while able, and Callaway indicated the pitcher likely will desire a minor-league rehab start earlier than rejoining the Mets rotation.
Syndergaard closing pitched for the Mets on Might 25 in Milwaukee. The finger therefore flared up, forcing Syndergaard to miss his subsequent 3 begins, together with Sunday towards the Yankees in the Subway Series finale.
Seth Lugo, who entered the rotation in Syndergaard’s place, will stay a starter and pitch Friday in Arizona. Lefty Jason Vargas, who hasn’t pitched in more than per week, is scheduled to stand the Diamondbacks on Saturday.