NEW YORK -- An MRI of New York Mets top prospect Noah Syndergaard's right forearm came back clean, general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday afternoon.
Syndergaard, a right-hander with Triple-A Las Vegas, had flown to New York to be examined by team doctors. He preliminarily had been diagnosed with a flexor pronator strain, which can be a precursor to Tommy John surgery.
"Based on what I knew from Las Vegas, I was hopeful this would be the outcome," Alderson said.
Alderson said doctors have prescribed shoulder-strengthening exercises.
"Hopefully this is a short-term disablement for him over the next few days," Alderson said.
Syndergaard, 21, is 5-2 with a 4.02 ERA in 10 starts with Las Vegas this season. He last pitched Wednesday.