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Noah Syndergaard has a torn lat muscle

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We’ve been watching the Noah Syndergaard saga unfold for a couple of days. Now comes the bad news: the New York Mets just announced that Syndergaard has a partial tear of his right lat muscle. He has been placed on the disabled list. There is no timetable for his return.

It’s probably worth noting that Mets pitcher Steven Matz had a similar injury in 2015 and missed a couple of months. Obviously it’s hard to say this soon if Matz’s rehab is a good comp for Syndergaard, but we figured we’d throw it out there.

This is bad news no matter how you cut it. But it’s news that makes Syndergaard’s refusal to have am MRI before yesterday’s start seem like an even worse idea than it did at the time. And makes the Mets decision to let him pitch regardless seem just as bad.

Wilson Ramos suffers head injury on Ruben Tejada’s backswing

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Rays catcher Wilson Ramos had to exit Monday night’s game against the Orioles in the fifth inning after suffering a head injury. Ruben Tejada broke his bat on a ground out and the barrel hit Ramos in his helmet. Rich Dubroff reports that Ramos needed six staples to close a laceration on his head.

Ramos will continue to be evaluated under MLB’s concussion protocol. He may wind up on the seven-day concussion disabled list.

Ramos, 29, entered Monday’s action batting .222/.259/.426 with three home runs and 11 RBI in 59 plate appearances. He was 0-for-2 before being replaced by Jesus Sucre.

Video: Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop turn a sweet 5-4-3 double play

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Orioles third baseman Manny Machado and second baseman Jonathan Schoop teamed up to turn an impressive 5-4-3 double play in the bottom of the first inning of Monday night’s game against the Rays.

Steven Souza, Jr. led off the frame with a single. Corey Dickerson struck out, bringing Evan Longoria to the dish. Longoria sharply grounded a 1-2 fastball from Kevin Gausman to Machado, who showcased his strong arm with a perfect feed to Schoop at the second base bag despite his momentum taking him towards into territory. Schoop made an off-balance throw to first to complete the twin-killing.

The Orioles took the lead in the top of the third when Adam Jones hit a solo home run off of Ian Snell.