According to a federal lawsuit, obtained by several outlets, Syndergaard is being sued for at least $ 250,000 for breach of contract and costs. He never took over a three-bedroom penthouse in Manhattan that costs $ 27,000 a month after the Major League Baseball season ended due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Syndergaard gave their views on the situation in a tweet Saturday evening.
“So let me understand,” Syndergaard wrote. “I honestly and in good faith offered to pay a landlord 2 months’ rent (over 50K) for a place I would never walk because of a global pandemic that has taken a heavy toll on residents of New York gave timely notice in an attempt to try to re-let, while still getting TJ and now living in Florida for rehabilitation, and the owner is trying to extort me for 250K while disclosing this story to the media, and I am the bad guy? Yeah OK. Go to court. ”
– Noah Syndergaard (@Noahsyndergaard) May 24, 2020
According to the lawsuit, lawyers for Syndergaard told the owner, 600 Summer Street LLC, that he “did not intend to take possession of the premises in question and the owner is hereby free to take it back as he sees fit seems. ” The lease lasted from March 20 to November 30, according to the lawsuit.
“We strongly dispute the allegations against our client and intend to vigorously defend him,” David Goldfischer, counsel for Syndergaard, told The New York Daily News. “Noah looks forward to her day in court and is currently focusing on staying safe and healthy during these difficult times. “
Syndergaard had an operation at Tommy John in March. He is expected to return during the 2021 season.