Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard (torn lat) began a throwing program on Monday, throwing a baseball for the first time since suffering his injury in April.
"He looked free and easy," Mets manager Terry Collins said after Syndergaad threw.
Video of Noah Syndergaard throwing today pic.twitter.com/yjW0RA0DUW- SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) July 17, 2017
GM Sandy Alderson said on Friday that Syndergaard and RHP Matt Harvey (scapula) would soon begin throwing programs.
Syndergaard has been out since April 30 due to a torn lat and had has been pain-free since last month. However, he said at the time that he wanted to be extra cautious due to the nature of his injury.
The 24-year-old Syndergaard, who is on the 60-day disabled list, has a 3.29 ERA and 1.10 WHIP with two walks and 32 strikeouts in 27 1/3 innings (five starts) this season.
Oh ⚾️...will be so nice to hold you, touch you, feel you.....and throw you today. I've missed you.- Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) July 17, 2017