Mets starter Noah Syndergaard has missed nearly two weeks of action with a strained ligament in his finger. He was in line to return Sunday after throwing a bullpen session earlier this week, but that won’t happen now, as his finger swelled up after the session. The Mets will give him a few more days of rest and put Seth Lugo in his place against the Yankees on Sunday.
Synderggard is 4-1 with a 3.06 ERA and a K/BB ratio of 76/13 in 64.2 innings on the year.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the players picked up three arbitration victories thanks to Jesús Aguilar, Brian Goodwin, and Aledmys Díaz. Each player was arbitration-eligible for the first time.
The players have now won four of 10 arbitration cases thus far. Historically, teams have won the majority of arbitration cases and that continues to be the case this year. However, at least today’s results move the needle back towards the middle.
Aguilar filed for $2.575 million while the Marlins countered at $2.325 million.
Goodwin filed for $2.2 million; the Angels $1.85 million.
Díaz $2.6 million, Astros $2 million.
There are three arbitration cases remaining, two of which belong to the Phillies (J.T. Realmuto, Héctor Neris). The Diamondbacks have the other with Archie Bradley.