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Thor to throw 'pen Wednesday, may start Friday

Vargas tosses 6 scoreless in rehab start; Bruce shut down for 10 days
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NEW YORK -- The Mets announced on Tuesday that right-handed ace Noah Syndergaard will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, and if all goes well, he will make the start Friday night against the Nationals.

Syndergaard has been on the disabled list since May 26 with a strained ligament in his right index finger. He made a rehab appearance on Sunday with Class A Short-Season Brooklyn, allowing two hits and one run with seven strikeouts over five innings. Syndergaard owns a 3.06 ERA in 11 games this season for the Mets.

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NEW YORK -- The Mets announced on Tuesday that right-handed ace Noah Syndergaard will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, and if all goes well, he will make the start Friday night against the Nationals.

Syndergaard has been on the disabled list since May 26 with a strained ligament in his right index finger. He made a rehab appearance on Sunday with Class A Short-Season Brooklyn, allowing two hits and one run with seven strikeouts over five innings. Syndergaard owns a 3.06 ERA in 11 games this season for the Mets.

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Jason Vargas also made a rehab start for Brooklyn on Monday, when he threw 64 pitches, 49 for strikes, over six scoreless innings, allowing one hit. Vargas has been on the disabled list since June 20 with a strained right calf.

Manager Mickey Callaway said the Mets are still trying to determine how Vargas came out of the outing. They would like to build him up to more than the 64 pitches, and the team is planning to talk to Vargas to determine if he will need more rehab outings or if he will be available to pitch in the coming weeks.

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Jay Bruce, on the 10-day disabled list since June 19 with a sore right hip, has been shut down completely for a 10-day period. He started baseball activities two days ago and felt something again in his hip, so doctors recommended Bruce be shut down and reassessed after the 10 days, Callaway said.

The Mets also made two roster moves prior to Tuesday's game against the Phillies. Right-handed pitcher Jacob Rhame will return to Triple-A Las Vegas after serving as the Mets' 26th man in the doubleheader against the Phillies on Monday. Right-handed pitcher Paul Sewald was optioned to make room for right-handed pitcher Drew Gagnon, who made his Major League debut Tuesday night.

Erin Fish is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York.

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