As if things weren’t bad enough for Noah Syndergaard this season, he will find himself on the injured list for at least two weeks due to a blister in his right index finger.
Although in the end it may be a blessing in disguise…
As a corresponding personnel move, the Los Angeles Dodgers recalled right-handed pitcher Tayler Scott from Level AAA.
Thor’s nightmarish campaign continues after he signed a one-year contract worth a total of $13 million with the California squad during the offseason.
The 30-year-old is currently having the worst season of his MLB career, posting a 7.16 ERA in 12 starts.
With the exception of his curveball, all of his other pitches lack any bite and get hit hard by his opponents. The last to take advantage of this is the young Elly De La Cruz.
It will therefore be very difficult for the right-hander to find a decent contract at the end of this campaign, unless he has an exceptional second half of the season.
Being hard hit by injuries, the Dodgers had no choice but to keep Syndergaard in the starting rotation until now. So Thor was living on borrowed time and this injury only hastens the inevitable.
However, do not bet on a return as a starter when he returns to health.