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There is little certainty about when the 2020 Major League Baseball season will begin, but the New York Mets have already taken a major hit.
The National League East team announced Tuesday that starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard suffered a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow in his throwing arm and needs Tommy John surgery.
Syndergaard pitched in a spring training contest against the Houston Astros on March 8 before games were suspended because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
"Noah is an incredibly hard worker and a tremendous talent," Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said.