Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard said he has not been focused on trade rumors as he looks to return from the disabled list.
"I don't really think much of it, just because I have zero control over it, so I'm not going to waste much energy on something that may not happen," Syndergaard told reporters after his rehab start with Short-Season A Brooklyn on Sunday.
Syndergaard, along with Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Zack Wheeler, have been the subject of trade rumors over the past month as the Mets have fallen to 16 games under .500 with the second-worst record in the National League.
Interim GM John Ricco said it would take an "overwhelming deal" to move either deGrom or Syndergaard, and a source told SNY.tv's Andy Martino that New York has moved past the idea of trading either of those two pitchers. DeGrom is under team control until 2021 and Syndergaard until 2022.
"They're just that kind of player, and they mean that much to the organization," Ricco said Friday.
Syndergaard, 25, is 4-1 with a 3.06 ERA in 11 MLB starts this season, striking out 76 batters in 64 2/3 innings. He's been recovering from a strained finger that has kept him off the mound since May 25, though it's possible he returns before the All-Star break.
But while the rumors have been surfacing for weeks, Syndergaard maintained he has not paid them much attention.
"I've kind of unplugged recently," he said.