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Sunday, April 30, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL INJURY FALLOUT: NOAH SYNDEGAARD FINALLY MET BULLET HE COULDN'T DODGE, WILL GO ON DL

Three scares and no DL were the maximum amount of times New York Mets ace Noah Syndegaard could escape from injury gods apparently.  Returning to the rotation Sunday versus the Washington Nationals after being scratched from his start scheduled for this past Tuesday with soreness in his biceps, Syndegaard this time was forced out in the second inning with what is believed to be a lat strain.  Syndegaard will have yet another MRI to confirm this latest injury but it already is expected that the Mets will place him on the DL Monday.  What was obvious Sunday was that Syndegaard had zero command and the lat injury could be a result of pitching differently with the biceps soreness.  This now marks the second high-profile Mets player to come down with a more serious injury after suffering a more minor ailment a few days earlier.  Yoenis Cespedes is currently on the DL with a pulled hamstring after he sat for a few days earlier last week with a strain.  Now Syndegaard has a new injury that is likely related to the first and so the Mets training staff needs to be called on the carpet here.  As far as Syndegaard is concerned, this is the risk that all of his owners accepted when picking him in fantasy baseball and there are rumblings he could be out for a large chunk of May given the nature of lat injuries.  Either way, this is a HUGE loss for Syndegaard's fantasy baseball owners no matter how you look at it and he joins Madison Bumgarner as recent ace injuries that have really impacted the early season.


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