Former Mets ace Noah Syndergaard is designated for an assignment by the Guardians with $2.4 million remaining on his contract after dropping seven HRs in five games since arriving from Los Angeles.
- Syndergaard is 2-6 with a 6.50 ERA in 18 starts with the Dodgers and Guardians
- The 30-year-old was once one of the rising stars in the game with the Mets.
The Cleveland Guardians have named Noah Syndergaard for a mission after the recently acquired veteran pitcher allowed five runs in a 10-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday.
“He just struggled to stay in range,” Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. “Only a few hits for a while. But then the circuits, they get in the way a bit, and I know that frustrated him.
Francona didn’t address Syndergaard’s status after the game. Syndergaard, who turns 31 on Tuesday, did not speak to reporters.
Syndergaard is 2-6 with a 6.50 ERA in 18 starts with the Dodgers and Guardians. He owes him $2,446,237 on his $13 million salary for the final five weeks of the season.
Cleveland acquired Syndergaard from Los Angeles on July 26 in exchange for infielder Amed Rosario. As part of the trade, the Dodgers agreed to send Cleveland $1,873,118 to cover part of the $4,682,795 Syndergaard owed at the time. Rosario owed $2,809,677 on his $7.8 million contract.
Noah Syndergaard is 2-6 with a 6.50 ERA in 18 starts with the Dodgers and Guardians
Nicknamed “Thor” for his devastating fastball and long blonde hair, Syndergaard was once one of the game’s rising stars.
However, injuries disrupted his career. He signed a one-year contract with the Dodgers last offseason and posted a 7.16 ERA in 12 starts before being injured.
Syndergaard spent his first seven seasons with the New York Mets, where he was All-Star in 2016. He pitched for the Mets in the 2015 World Series, earning their lone victory against the Kansas City Royals.
Syndergaard is 59-47 with a 3.71 ERA in 163 career games with the Mets, Angels, Philadelphia, Dodgers and Cleveland.