Major League Baseball’s free agency. after a slow start, begins to accelerate courtesy of the pitchers. The one who started the activity on Tuesday was Noah Syndegaard, who went from returning to the Mets to sign with the Los Angeles Angels.
The right agreed by a year and 21 million, as reported by Jeff Passan of ESPN. The Mets had submitted a qualifying offer by the player, as well as by MIchael Conforto, so they will receive a 2022 Draft second-round pick.
The 29-year-old pitcher He has only pitched two games the last two seasons, as he underwent Tommy John surgery after injuring himself in May 2020. He returned last September, a couple of months after the original June forecast. His last outing had been on September 29, 2019.
Syndegaard, who because of his physique and his power when throwing faster than anyone in the majors, He was nicknamed ‘Thor’ by Mets fans, with whom he reached the 2016 All-Star Game, a year after his debut in the majors and who was part of the team that reached the World Series, which they lost in five games to the Kansas City Royals.
He ends his period with 121 games, with 47-31 mark with a 3.32 ERA, with 120 starts with New Yorkers.
It reaches the Angels who haven’t reached the postseason since 2014. In 2021 they finished 77-85, penultimate in the AL West and were the ninth worst with 4.69 ERA in the last season.