The New York Mets are approaching the end of their season with their playoff hopes all gone. However, they could get star pitcher Noah Syndergaard back on the mound if all goes right. Syndergaard has dealt with an injury for some time, and he is throwing a rehab assignment, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
Noah Syndergaard is going on another rehab assignment. He'll pitch tomorrow for Triple-A Syracuse, then the Mets will go from there.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) September 21, 2021
The Mets are far out from a playoff spot, but getting Syndergaard at least some action before the season ends would be beneficial for both sides, and there is an expectation that he is going to be in a bullpen role.
Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom have been out for the Mets, and if they can both be healthy for the 2022 MLB season, perhaps they can make a push for a National League playoff spot and compete once again in the NL East.
Syndergaard threw a live BP session recently, and the Mets were thrilled with the progress of their star pitcher.
Noah Syndergaard threw a simulated game this afternoon from Citi Field with Brandon Nimmo at the plate pic.twitter.com/35PtZkGKVq
— SNY (@SNYtv) September 15, 2021
Moreover, the Mets might bring Syndergaard straight up to the majors if all goes well, and things could be really interesting in New York. The situation with Syndergaard is one to monitor going forward and his rehab will be very important for his future in 2021.