(New York) The New York Mets and Noah Syndergaard struck a one-season, US $ 9.7million deal on Tuesday as the right-hander tries to bounce back from undergoing Tommy John-type surgery.
The Mets and Syndergaard avoided a hearing by agreeing that the gunner receive the same salary as in 2020. He eventually pocketed $ 3,592,593 since the season was shortened to 60 games due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Syndergaard underwent reconstructive right elbow surgery in March, shortly after the Major Leagues decided to end training camps due to COVID-19. He missed the entire regular season, and is expected to be back at the mound around mid-season 2021.
The Mets still have nine players eligible for salary arbitration if no deal is reached by January 15, 2021: Michael Conforto, JD Davis, Brandon Nimmo, Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, Miguel Castro, Edwin Diaz, Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo.