Sandy Alderson indicated to reporters that Zack Wheeler did see a doctor after complaining of shoulder stiffness last week, .
The exam came at the stadium from the doctor on duty, not via a special trip to the Hospital for Special Surgery.
The Mets were satisfied Wheeler does not have an injury, so the rookie was not sent for an MRI.
Wheeler has been shut down for the season. Tonight would have been Wheeler’s originally scheduled start, Aaron Harang has replaced him in the rotation.
Zack Wheeler experienced stiffness in his pitching shoulder during his last start, so Mets officials have decided to shut down the rookie for the season, according to Adam Rubin.
Terry Collins said the Mets do not believe there is anything medically wrong with Wheeler. They simply believe the stiffness cropped up because he is roughly 20 innings over his 2012 total.
“He will not be making any more starts,” Terry Collins said.
“After the last start his shoulder was a little stiff. We gave hi...