New York Mets right-handed starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and is expected to undergo Tommy John surgery at some point in the near future, according to Jeff Passan of ESPN.

Passan notes that the procedure will keep Syndergaard out until April 2021 at the earliest and that he will more likely be sidelined until the summer of 2021.

This is just the latest twist in what has been a rough last year for Syndergaard overall.

The 27-year-old is coming off a 2019 campaign in which he went 10-8 with a 4.28 ERA, allowing 194 hits while striking out 202 batters over 197 2/3 innings of work.

It marked Syndergaard’s worst season since breaking into the bigs with the Mets back in 2015. At the trade deadline, there were rumors that New York could be looking to move the righty.

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Of course, the Mets ultimately kept Syndergaard and opted to go all in on 2019, acquiring fellow right-hander Marcus Stroman in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mets wound up finishing the season with a record of 86-76.

Syndergaard was expected to be a major part of New York’s rotation in 2020 (whenever the season begins), but the Mets will now have to play out the year without him.

The Mansfield, Tx. native was originally selected by the Blue Jays in the first round (38th pick overall) of the 2010 MLB Draft. He spent several years in Toronto’s system, stamping his name among the best prospects in baseball before being traded to New York as part of a deal that sent R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays in December 2012.

Since his major-league call-up in 2015, Syndergaard has gone 47-30 with a 3.31 ERA, making one All-Star appearance in 2016.