Noah Syndergaard
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The New York Mets have designated Carlos Gomez for assignment in order to clear a roster spot for Noah Syndergaard.

New York Mets right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard will return to the mound on Sunday against the Atlanta Braves. Syndergaard has been on the 10-day injured list with a low-grade hamstring strain. He suffered the injury on June 15 and was then placed on the 10-day IL the following day.

Syndergaard, through 15 starts this season, is 5-4 with an ERA of 4.55. He’s coming back at a convenient time for the Mets, as they’ve lost seven straight games and are in the worst position they’ve been in all season.

However, in order to clear room on the roster for Syndergaard to return, the Mets decided to designate outfielder Carlos Gómez for assignment.

In 34 games for the Mets, Gómez is batting .198 with three home runs and 10 RBIs. Needless to say, he hasn’t been a great asset for New York in 2019. The Mets just signed Gómez to a minor league deal back in March. They called him up to the majors in May.

Gómez will now have to go through the waiver process, and therefore, his time with the organization appears to be over.

The Mets are currently in fourth place in the NL East, sitting at a season-worst ten games below .500. They’re 13 games behind the first-place Braves.

New York finishes their three-game series against the Braves on Sunday night at 7:08 p.m. ET at Citi Field. They then have a two-game stint against the New York Yankees followed by a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies to finish out the homestand before the All-Star Break.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.