New York Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard played down his reported issue with throwing to catcher Wilson Ramos.
"Nothing but respect for the guy, doesn't change our relationship between one another. He busts his ass every day," Syndergaard said on Tuesday, according to Matt Ehalt of Yahoo Sports. "… My initial frustration on why there are extreme splits with different catchers' more so the matter is it's all on me."
The 27-year-old was reportedly "livid" with the team about being forced to throw to Ramos in Sunday's loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. In the days leading up to the game, he apparently met with manager Mickey Callaway and pitching strategist Jeremy Accardo and then general manager Brodie Van Wagenen to discuss the issue.
On Tuesday, Syndergaard denied he was upset.
"First and foremost, the whole idea that I was 'livid' with the conversation is completely false," he said, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. "We had a very cordial, adult conversation about the matter."