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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:00 am

Briefs

Syndergaard gets 2nd opinion

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Mets righty Noah Syndergaard received a second opinion Tuesday on his strained right index finger, according to Mets general manager Sandy Alderson.

The team is expecting results today. Syndergaard is on the disabled list due to the strain and did not return as planned Sunday due to discomfort and swelling. He is expected to need at least one rehab start before returning. Seth Lugo will start in his place Friday.

Around the leagues

Second baseman Daniel Murphy was activated by the Nationals before Tuesday's series opener at the New York Yankees. The 33-year-old missed the first 64 games while recovering from right knee surgery Oct. 20. ... Rays right-hander Chris Archer has no timetable for throwing off a mound again and could be sidelined through the All-Star break. Archer has been on the 10-day disabled list since June 3 with a left abdominal strain. He felt discomfort after a 22-pitch mound session Saturday. ... Orioles right-hander Andrew Cashner has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with lower back spasms and is expected to miss at least one start. ... The Twins have signed right-handed reliever Matt Belisle. ... Pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga will be brought up from Double-A by the Yankees to make his major league debut Thursday night.