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Noah Syndergaard’s rehab has been delayed by “general soreness”


Noah Syndergaard was scratched from a scheduled simulation game on Sunday with “general soreness,” per’s Anthony DiComo. The right-hander will sit tight for two days before attempting to progress with his rehab, a process that has already been drawn out for four months since he was diagnosed with a partial tear of his right lat muscle back in May. He made a 36-pitch appearance for Low-A Brooklyn last Thursday, but felt sore following the outing and has not been given the green light for further baseball activities just yet.

Club manager Terry Collins sees no need to rush his ace right-hander back to the mound, though both he and Syndergaard agree that one or two spot starts could be beneficial as the Mets’ season winds down this month. “The upside is when he goes in the wintertime, he knows that all he has to do is worry about getting ready for Spring Training, and not have to rehab,” Collins said prior to Sunday’s game. The current plan is to give Syndergaard another bullpen session in a week’s time, though that plan could change if he experiences further setbacks in the days to come.

Syndergaard, 25, went 1-2 in his first five starts this season, pairing a 3.29 ERA with an 0.7 BB/9 and 10.5 SO/9 through 27 1/3 innings. He tried to push through a biceps injury during his start against the Nationals on April 30, but ended up sustaining the lat injury in the second inning of the Nats’ 23-5 drubbing. The Mets, understandably, don’t want to push him to his breaking point again.

Aaron Boone interviewed for the Yankees manager job today

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4 Comments’s Bryan Hoch reports that ESPN broadcaster Aaron Boone interviewed for the Yankees’ manager job today. No word as to whether he hit a big home run.

Boone, an ESPN analyst, obviously has some history with the Yankees, but he has no coaching experience at any level. Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote earlier this week of Boone that the Yankees “are intrigued if his charisma and passion can compensate for inexperience.” I’d say the answer to that question, whenever asked and in whatever context, is always “no,” but I suppose there’s a first time for everything.

So far the Yankees have interviewed Rob Thomson, Eric Wedge and Hensley Meulens. Yesterday Brian Cashman said there was no rush to fill the job, and that the Winter Meetings are not a deadline for the team in doing so.