New York Mets ace Noah Syndergaard downplayed a report that he was "livid" over having to throw to catcher Wilson Ramos during his start on Sunday and said his bad splits with Ramos at catcher are "on me."
The New York Post reported on Monday that Syndergaard had confronted manager Mickey Callaway and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen over Sunday's decision and has implored the team to let him pitch to another catcher.
Syndergaard has a 5.09 ERA throwing to Ramos in 18 games and a 2.45 ERA with Tomas Nido in 10 games.
Ramos signed a two-year, $19 million contract as one of Van Wagenen's free-agent acquisitions in his first offseason since moving from being an agent to New York's front office.
Van Wagenen said on Monday that he respected Syndergaard for sharing his feelings.