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Report: Phillies send former No. 1 pick Mickey Moniak to Angels for Noah Syndergaard

Philly was able to beat out the Blue Jays to land the veteran starter before the deadline passes.

Starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard #34 of the Los Angeles Angels pitches during the 1st inning of the game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 25, 2022 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Update — The Phillies are sending two prospects, including former No. 1 pick Mickey Moniak, to the Angels for Syndergaard.

Update — The Phillies have won the Syndergaard sweepstakes after a tough push from the Blue Jays, who were the favorite last night. Syndergaard is heading to the Phillies, per ESPN’s Jeff Passan. Philadelphia will land Thor after also acquiring Brandon Marsh and David Robertson in separate deals earlier in the day.

Update — The Blue Jays and Phillies are the finalists to acquire Syndergaard from the Angels, per MLB Network’s Jon Morosi.

The Toronto Blue Jays are making a play to acquire Los Angeles Angels SP Noah Syndergaard, per multiple reports. The Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies are also inquiring about Syndergaard and could make a run at him, per Jon Heyman, who mentioned the Jays specifically as interested.

Syndergaard has had somewhat of a bounce back season after missing almost all of 2020 and 2021. He has a 3.85 ERA in 15 starts for the Halos. The Blue Jays already missed out on the big names like Luis Castillo, Frankie Montas and Jose Quintana. Toronto could use another starter in the bullpen with Jose Berrios and Yusei Kikuchi both struggling.

The New York Yankees acquired Montas and the Cardinals were able to land Quintana on Monday. The list of available starting pitchers grows thin each hour it seems and teams have until 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday to make deals. Carlos Rodon will likely be made available by the San Francisco Giants. That could be another target these teams pivot to if things fall through with Syndergaard.