Syndergaard injures shoulder; X-rays pending

Syndergaard injures shoulder; X-rays pending

CHICAGO -- Mets right-handed prospect Noah Syndergaard left his start early for Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday after hurting his left shoulder during a first-inning collision play at the plate.

"Noah Syndergaard was removed from the game tonight in Las Vegas after experiencing left shoulder discomfort resulting from a tag play at home plate. The results of precautionary X-rays are pending," the Mets said in a statement.

Syndergaard, the Mets' No. 1 prospect, gave up three runs on three hits and a wild pitch in two-thirds of an inning against Fresno -- his first start since May 21 before leaving because of the injury.

Joe Popely is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.