The Mets announced on Thursday afternoon that outfielder Carlos Gómez has been designated for assignment to make room for pitcher Noah Syndergaard, who has been activated off of the 10-day injured list to start Sunday night’s game against the Braves.
Gómez, 33, hit a light .198/.278/.337 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 99 plate appearances since joining the Mets in mid-May. It seems likely Gómez will pass through waivers. If he does, he can choose to stay in the Mets’ organization by accepting an assignment to Triple-A Syracuse.
Syndergaard, 26, suffered a strained hamstring two weeks ago during a start against the Cardinals. Now back in the fold, he will look to improve on his 4.55 ERA. His peripherals, including a 93/24 K/BB ratio across 95 innings, suggest better results going forward.