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|Posted: Thu Apr 27th, 2017 08:17 pm||
|The banged up New York Mets are dealing with yet again another injury.
The Mets announced Thursday that Noah Syndergaard has been scratched from his start against the Atlanta Braves as the right-hander has a "tired arm" which led to discomfort in his right biceps.
"We can't take a chance on this guy," manager Terry Collins said, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
Syndergaard tried to talk his way into starting, but Collins refused, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. The club plans to send him for an MRI.
"Right now it's just a precautionary thing that we're dealing with," Syndergaard told reporters. "It's a little thing right now that we don't want to turn into a big thing."
He added: "It's just a little discomfort. A little irritation. Nothing too serious."
Losers of five straight, the Mets cannot afford to lose Syndergaard for an extended period of time. The 24-year-old has been exceptional this season, posting a 1.73 ERA, 0.78 WHIP, and 30 strikeouts over 26 innings, without allowing a walk or a home run.
Fellow Mets starters Seth Lugo, and Steven Matz are already on the disabled list with elbow injuries.