New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard exits rehab start early due to right elbow discomfort


Noah Syndergaard left his rehab start for Low-A St. Lucie after only pitching an inning on Tuesday evening because he experienced right elbow discomfort, New York Mets manager Luis Rojas said following his team’s 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

“No one is overly concerned,” Rojas said. “It was more preventative than anything taking him out after throwing one inning because of the discomfort he had. It just didn’t feel right.

“When that happens, especially on a rehab assignment that’s gone so by the book — it’s gone on point, everything has been on point — you expect that there may be a speed bump on the road there when you’re on a rehab assignment. This is one of them. But nobody is overly concerned, which is the good news that I got even though he only threw an inning.”

Based on a progression schedule Rojas shared with reporters on Sunday in Miami, Syndergaard was scheduled to throw four innings on Tuesday. Syndergaard, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, struck out one batter and walked another in a scoreless inning. He threw 16 pitches, 10 of which were strikes.