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Report: Mets' Zack Wheeler will have minor surgical procedure on elbow

New York Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler will have a minor surgical procedure to remove a stitch that failed to dissolve following his Tommy John surgery last year, ESPN reports.Wheeler missed the entire 2015 season while recovering from the elbow ligament-replacement surgery and was projected to return this July, and this procedure apparently won't affect that timetable. He should...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler Hungry To Join Rotation

Zack Wheeler understands that injuries and the rise of the other four members of the starting staff have pushed his status down a peg. With a July return in sight, Wheeler is looking to change that mind set. Speaking with Mike Puma of the NY Post,, Wheeler, 25, says he understands that his pitching brethren have been the talk of the town, however, he’s excited to return to this...
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Wheeler Throws 10 Pitches, Takes Another Step Forward In Rehab

Right-hander Zack Wheeler tossed 10 pitches from the slope of the pitcher’s mound at Tradition Field on Saturday in Port St. Lucie. It was Wheeler’s first time on a pitcher’s mound since having Tommy John surgery last Spring.  As he walked back to the clubhouse, he said he felt good and was happy to take another step forward in his rehab. Wheeler, 25, is expected to rejoin...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Would You Move Zack Wheeler To Yankees In Andrew Miller Deal?

John Harper of the Daily News suggests that the Mets and Yankees could really help each other out and proposes a trade that would fill some significant needs for both GM Brian Cashman and his Flushing counterpart Sandy Alderson. With the Yankees acquiring reliever Aroldis Chapman and still in need of a starter for the rotation, the buzz is that Cashman will likely deal closer Andrew...
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January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Wheeler Targeting Mid Season Return, Wants To Stay With Mets

After missing the entire 2015 due to injury, Zack Wheeler is determined to make a major impact next season. Wheeler is continuing to make progress from Tommy John surgery, and he is targeting a June or July comeback according to Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News. Ackert says that he’s throwing from 120 feet on flat ground, which is his final step before throwing on  the mound...
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December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Let’s not trade Zack Wheeler

Prior to last year, Zack Wheeler was thought of as an essential part of the Mets’ future. The hard-throwing, 4-pitch righty has as much #1 potential as the 2015 stalwarts who pitched us into the World Series. While Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz dominated on the mound and the back pages of our newspapers, Wheeler was out of sight, out of mind,...
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Montero recalled, Muno demoted following Monday’s win

It seems the New York Mets aren’t sure how they want to use Rafael Montero. Moved to the bullpen at the end of last season as well as this spring, due to an overstuffed rotation, Montero was not expected to start in any capacity. A few weeks later, following news that Zack Wheeler was lost for the season, Montero was given a shot to compete with Dillon Gee for the 5th starter’s...
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Zack Wheeler going down is a blessing in disguise

Zack Wheeler has had a history of pain in his throwing elbow before and now has resulted in the need for Tommy John Surgery. The Mets knowledge of his elbow led him to be kept away from the trading block for the winter and see how well he could perform during spring training. He received a platelet-rich-plasma injection during the offseason in hopes to get rid of the problem. Wheeler...
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler’s injury doesn’t sabotage the Mets’ season

In case you haven’t heard, New York Mets starter Zack Wheeler has a torn UCL in his elbow, and season-ending Tommy John surgery seems likely. The injury obviously sucks and is awful, but it isn’t on the level of other crushing injuries suffered this year, like Yu Darvish’s torn UCL or Marcus Stroman’s torn ACL. Why isn’t Wheeler’s injury on that level? Simple – the...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Zack Wheeler likely needs Tommy John surgery

By TOC Locker It appears New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler is the latest promising young MLB pitcher to tear his UCL. According to various reports, Tommy John surgery looks like a surefire bet for Wheeler's near future. Zack Wheeler torn ligament. Sounds like Tommy John surgery. #mets — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) March 16, 2015 torn ucl for zack wheeler, mets...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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