Publish date:

David Wright criticizes Mets prospect for not being on bench

New York Mets third baseman and captain David Wright criticized prospect Noah Syndergaard on Tuesday for eating lunch in the clubhouse during the team's intrasquad game Tuesday in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Author:

New York Mets third baseman and captain David Wright criticized pitcher prospect Noah Syndergaard on Tuesday for eating lunch in the clubhouse during the team's intrasquad game on Tuesday in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Mets pitcher Bobby Parnell also took issue with Syndergaard. 

Marc Carig of Newsday reported the details on Twitter.

Wright did not raise his voice, Carig reported, but "was not a happy camper either."

[daily_cut.mlb]Syndergaard, a 22-year-old right-hander who is in his first major-league camp at age 22, later said the incident was cleared up.

SI Recommends

"It was surprising," Syndergaard said, according to Newsday. "It kind of caught me off guard. I really wasn't expecting it to be that big of a deal. So, it took me off guard a little bit. But I understand where it's coming from."

Last season, Syndergaard went 9-7 with a 4.60 ERA, 145 strikeouts and 43 walks with the Mets' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas.

Wright was named the Mets' captain in 2013. This season will be his 12th with the Mets. - Mike Fiammetta

GALLERY: CELEBRITIES AT SPRING TRAINING

GettyImages-513768542.jpg
cameron-diaz.jpg
john-goodman.jpg
Eva-Longoria_0.jpg
tiger-woods_6.jpg
AP_835113082334.jpg
METS_BRO.jpg
george-clooney.jpg
jerry-seinfeld.jpg
billy-crystal.jpg
will-ferrell_0.jpg
Kevin-Costner.jpg
Matthew-McConaughey-1.jpg
Jordin-Sparks.jpg
0-Ron-Howard.jpg
Muhammad-Ali-Wayne-Gretzky.jpg
paul-simon.jpg
james-taylor.jpg
0-Sigourney-Weaver.jpg
blue-men-group.jpg
Charlie-Pride.jpg
Rob-Schnieder.jpg
Garth-Brooks.jpg
Jennie-Finch_1.jpg
jim-belushi.jpg
mario-lopez.jpg
AP_81032954899.jpg
Martin-Short.jpg
robin-williams_0.jpg
Bobby-Knight.jpg
david-cook-af3ed15-0.jpg
james-blake.jpg
Mike-Sorrentino.jpg
000000LB.jpg
richard-gere-0.jpg