Ex-Met Noah Syndergaard agrees to 1-year deal with Dodgers: reports


Thor is heading back out west. Former Mets ace Noah Syndergaard has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal, $13 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 30-year-old will suit up for his third team in the past two seasons.

Syndergaard signed with the Angels last offseason and was traded to the Phillies at the deadline. The right-hander spent the postseason in a hybrid role for the 87-win Phils that made it all the way to the World Series.

He made two starts in the postseason — one in the World Series against the Astros — and came out of the bullpen twice allowing three runs over 8.1 innings.

Syndergaard spent a majority of last season trying to regain the superhero form that he displayed early on in his career in Queens. The 2016 All-Star made 24 starts last season with the Angels and Phillies recording a 3.94 ERA with 95 strikeouts — while registering a career-low 6.3 K/9 ratio — over 134.2 innings. His fastball averaged 93.6 mph as opposed to the upper 90s that he used to fire away with the Amazins.

Syndergaard will join a Dodger staff still led by Clayton Kershaw — who re-upped with the club on a one-year, $20 million deal this offseason. Tyler Anderson darted for the crosstown Angels in free agency and Walker Buehler will likely miss the entire 2023 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery which opened a spot in their rotation.

Syndergaard is betting on himself yet again after signing a one-year deal in his second consecutive offseason despite reportedly having multi-year offers on the table. The right-hander is entering his second full season off of Tommy John surgery he underwent during his time in Queens.

Syndergaard spent six years with the Mets compiling a 3.21 ERA in 120 starts. After he played a crucial role during their 2015 run to the World Series in his rookie campaign, Syndergaard appeared to be a pillar for years to come at the top of their rotation. However, injuries and inconsistency derailed the Texas native all the way until his torn UCL essentially ended his time with the Amazins.



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