As Spring Training gets underway, the Padres' rotation still has a lot of holes in it, and they have allegedly been considering free agency pitchers Eric Lauer, Michael Lorenzen, and Hyun Jin Ryu.
Noah Syndergaard is now another veteran arm whom the Padres have expressed interest in, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Though the Pirates and now the Padres are the only teams openly connected to the righty's market, reports from November claimed that many teams had already inquired about Syndergaard.
Syndergaard has not been able to find a steady home since his departure from Queens. Spending six seasons with the Mets, Syndergaard has now had short stints with Los Angeles (AL), Philadelphia, Los Angeles (NL), and Cleveland. All in which have not been a whole year.
Syndergaard pitched to a 6.50 ERA in 2023. His veteran presence could be what the Padres need. His ability to eat innings down the stretch and make his leadership known could find him a home.