Just days before the trade deadline, the Cleveland Guardians and Los Angeles Dodgers made a trade.
Los Angeles acquired shortstop Amed Rosario from Cleveland and sent veteran right-hander Noah Syndergaard back to the Guardians.
The deal hasn’t worked out so well for the Guardians, and they ultimately decided to intervene on Sunday.
Syndergaard was designated for assignment by the team after posting a 5.40 ERA in six starts.
For the season, the 30-year-old owns a 2-6 record and an ERA of 6.50 in 18 starts.
On Twitter, FOX Sports confirmed the news of the Guardians ultimately letting Syndergaard go after several tough outings with his new team.
The Cleveland Guardians have designated RHP Noah Syndergaard for assignment. pic.twitter.com/8U7HBAZwNr
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) August 27, 2023
Syndergaard was signed to a one-year contract over the winter by the Dodgers.
Los Angeles brought him in to plug a hole in the rotation.
However, he has not been himself in recent years.
He had a good year in 2022 with the Los Angeles Angels and Philadelphia Phillies, going 10-10 with a 3.94 ERA in 25 appearances, 24 of which were starts.
The veteran right-hander’s best season came in 2016 when he went 14-9 with a 2.60 ERA with the New York Mets.
He made his MLB debut the previous year and helped them get to the World Series.
This year has been a different story for the right-hander and former All-Star, and it remains to be seen if any team will want to take a chance on him to finish out the season.
If not, he’ll be back on the free-agent market again this winter in hopes of finding a deal with a new team.NEXT: Guardians Fan Made A Must-See Catch In The Stands