Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard is putting together a new training regimen that will take the place of his previous one that emphasized adding a significant amount of muscle in order to throw heat to opponents.
Syndergaard added 15+ pounds this past offseason, but has not appeared in a game since April 30 because of a partially torn lat muscle on his right side.
According to the New York Times, while on the disabled list, Syndergaard has made "adjustments" to his workouts and has realized that he hasn't been training "effectively."
"So much of what I've learned this year," Syndergaard said, "is that I thought I was doing what I needed to be doing. But I realize now how messed up my body was, and I'm working hard to get it back to normal.
"I don't think necessarily this off-season I lifted the smartest weights. I want to go to the weight room and feel taxed. Sometimes I'd leave the weight room not feeling that, so I'd do a little extra stuff."
Syndergaard won't stop lifting weights, however, he will be "smart" about his daily routine and has taken up yoga and Pilates. He also wants to focus more on running to build his cardiovascular endurance and his legs -- two essential areas for a pitcher of his nature.
While it would be a bonus if Syndergaard returns this season, it sounds as if the pitcher and the Mets are focused more on the 2018 season. He will start a throwing program on Monday, but it is unknown as to if he will return during this campaign.