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Noah Syndergaard tweets message to Mets fans, teammates

New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard took to Twitter Monday evening to post a message to the team’s fans and his teammates. The social media activity came the same day Syndergaard was diagnosed with a partially torn lat muscle that landed him on the disabled list.

“I want to thank all the Mets fans who sent well wishes,” Syndergaard wrote in the statement.  “I am truly grateful for your support. I HATE  not competing and being with my teammates, but I promise I will come away from this experience stronger and with a renewed passion and respect for the game.”

“I LOVE this team, I LOVE this city, and I’m sorry I can’t be on the field during this time for all of you. This TEAM is strong and we will thrive. I know this to be true, because I know the character of my teammates in that clubhouse.”

“Thank you again to the Mets organization, the fan base, friends and family who have my back. I won’t forget it. LGM”

Syndergaard landing on the disabled list with an uncertain timetable for his return follows a series of strange developments involving the pitcher. After missing last Thursday’s scheduled start due to biceps tendonitis, Syndergaard only lasted 1.1. innings in Sunday’s 23-5 loss to the Miami Marlins, due to the aforementioned lat injury.

Syndergaard was allowed to pitch in Sunday’s game without performing a precautionary MRI, which Mets general manager Sandy Alderson admits was his call.

But it wasn’t like Syndergaard’s 2017 campaign was off to such a stellar start in the first place, much like the entire Mets squad. In five starts, Syndergaard posted a 1-2 record with a 3.29 ERA. Certainly not horrific numbers but also not what the Mets were expecting out of their ace.