The Angels and right-hander Noah Syndergaard have agreed to a one-year, $ 21 million deal, a source told MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo. The club has not confirmed.
The Mets extended the one-year, $ 18.4 million qualifying offer to Syndergaard last week, meaning they will now receive compensation in the amateur draft following their departure from the club. The Angels will have to sacrifice a 2022 second-round pick upon signing. an effort to strengthen the rotation behind ace Shohei Ohtani.
Syndergaard, 29, missed most of the past two seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March 2020. The Mets were expecting his return to action last June, but an elbow swelling delayed his recovery and Right-hander finished with just two one-inning appearances in the final week of the regular season.
Injuries have been a problem for “Thor”, who also lost time in 2017 after a partial tear of the lateral muscle and in 2019 with a strained ligament in his right thumb. He made a total of 32 starts between those two seasons.
Syndergaard was healthy in 2019, adding 32 starts and hitting a career high at 197.2 stages, but battled inconsistency issues by allowing more earned runs than any other starter in the NL (94), finishing with a 4.28 ERA.
The mounts best season was in 2016, when he had a 2.60 ERA with 218 strikeouts in 183.2 innings, finishing eighth in voting for the Old Circuit Cy Young Award. (MLB in Spanish)