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 Posted: Tue May 2nd, 2017 02:49 am
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New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn't placing any blame on Noah Syndergaard - or the team's medical staff - after receiving word that the club's staff ace will spend the foreseeable future on the disabled list with a lat injury.

"I have absolute confidence in (the medical staff)," Alderson said Monday, according to Anthony DiComo of

Syndergaard was scratched from a start last week after complaining of biceps tightness and was scheduled to undergo an MRI before he refused, saying that it was unnecessary as he felt he was healthy enough to pitch. Syndergaard took the mound Sunday, but exited in the second inning after suffering a partial tear of his lat muscle.

The Mets have received plenty of criticism for allowing Syndergaard to pitch after he was scratched from his previous start and then declined an MRI, though Alderson was told by doctors that the two injuries aren't related.

"The doctor has said that there isn't any connection between what happened and a possible biceps injury," Alderson told reporters

The Mets have not put a timetable on Syndergaard's return, though Alderson is under the impression that his absence is going to be a lengthy one.

"We're going to put him on the 10-day disabled list today but I don't think this will be measured in days, it will be measured in weeks," Alderson said. "Rather than speculate when he'll be back, it's going to be a considerable amount of time. I think that's all we can say right now."