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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has injury setback | MLB.com

Put the trade talks on hold.

Roughly a month shy of Zack Wheeler’s scheduled return from Tommy John surgery, the Mets have temporarily shut the right-hander down due to right elbow discomfort. Wheeler is scheduled to fly to New York for an examination on Wednesday by Mets doctors.

Wheeler, 26, had been scheduled to throw a simulated inning this week in Port St. Lucie, Fla., marking his first competitive action since he underwent surgery in March 2015. Though the Mets do not consider this latest issue serious, Wheeler experienced enough elbow discomfort for the team to shut him down and fly him to New York.
“All I can say is he’s had a little bit of elbow discomfort,” general manager Sandy Alderson said. “He hasn’t thrown in a couple of days.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 21, 2016 at 07:19 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Re-meet Zack Wheeler: Stud has hitter threats, ‘greatness’ goal | New York Post

“I want to stay on top of the ball instead of being on the side of it,’’ Wheeler said as he demonstrated his revamped motion with the long scar snaking along his right arm.

“In the past I was just throwing and saying, ‘Here it is.’ My ball moves a lot, and that’s what got me in trouble,’’ said Wheeler, who is 18-16 with 3.50 ERA and 271 strikeouts over 285 ¹/₃ innings.

Now there is more of a focus on mechanics.

“I was supposed to be on the mound the beginning of January, but the doctors have decided 15 months is the new 12 months, so they pushed me back about a month,’’ Wheeler said.

If all continues to go well, Wheeler will be back pitching for the Mets in July.

“Worse comes to worse, I can come back after the All-Star break,’’ Wheeler said.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 02, 2016 at 09:49 AM | 6 comment(s)
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