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Syndergaard: ‘Unfortunate’ that talks with Mets made public

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets ace Noah Syndergaard says it is “unfortunate” that his complaints to New York’s front office and coaching staff about catcher Wilson Ramos were made public and denied any role in leaking the conversations.

The New York Post reported on Syndergaard’s frustrations Monday, saying the right-hander or his agents have implored the Mets numerous times to let Syndergaard pitch to another catcher.

Syndergaard said Tuesday he was surprised by the report. He says it is “completely false” that he was livid in conversations with club officials and called their discussions “very cordial and adult.” He also said he has “nothing but respect” for Ramos.

Syndergaard has a 5.09 ERA in 15 games pitching to Ramos and a 2.45 ERA in 10 games pitching to primary backup Tomas Nido. Syndergaard spoke to the Mets over the weekend when Nido caught Marcus Stroman’s start Saturday and Ramos caught with Syndergaard pitching Sunday.

Callaway says he has not decided who will catch Syndergaard’s next start, likely Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.


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