Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/27/13
Andy Martino of the Daily News is hearing that Zack Wheeler will be scratched from his start today because of an oblique injury that happened while hitting in cage…. Wheeler has confirmed the injury and the Mets are calling it a mild strain… Darin Gorski will start today’s game instead of Wheeler today… This begs the question… We are using the DH in spring games, why was he in the cage? Yes I know all teams let their pitchers swing away in the spring. But with your number one prospect I would suspect handling him a little differently would be in order. MMO reader Mr. North Jersey suggests another conspiracy theory: “Joe D come on we all know this is just the Mets trying to protect Wheeler from having to face the guy he was traded for and have to live with the possibility that if Beltran torches him the media will have a field day with it. Much better to just have him fake a mild oblique strain and excuse himself.” He adds: “In all seriousness though I guess they eventually have to t...
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