Zack Wheeler has a sore clavicle, and will fly to New York to be examined by team doctors tomorrow at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.
“I think we’re being a little conservative,” assistant GM John Ricco told reporters about the Mets top prospect.
That said, Ricco added that Wheeler will not make his scheduled start on Saturday in Omaha.
After a rough start to the season. Wheeler made a mechanical adjustment and has had incredible success over his last three starts for Triple-A Las Vegas and walked only three while posting a 1.35 ERA.
Overall, the right-hander is 2-1 with a 3.74 ERA for the season with 18 walks and 47 strikeouts in 43.1 innings pitched.
While the team calls this precautionary and conservative, any kind of soreness in the surrounding shoulder area should be a cause for some concern.
We hope it’s nothing, but I’m sure this will be the news of the day tomorrow after he meets with doctors and we learn more.
I will try to follow this story as it develops.