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The latest injury updates on Mets' Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Zack Wheeler

Here are medical updates on a few Mets. WASHINGTON -- Injured Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud remains in California rehabbing his strained right rotator cuff but is expected to return to Port St. Lucie, Fla., later this week, assistant general manager John Ricco said Monday.  D'Arnaud resumed throwing a few days ago and "felt pretty good," according...
Via NJ.com
2 days ago

Wheeler remains on track for early July return

A second operation now fully in his rearview, Zack Wheeler is back on a throwing progression that should put his return from Tommy John surgery around July 1. Wheeler on Monday threw off the slope of a mound for the first time since a minor procedure to remove a stitch from his arm.
Via Mets.com
2 days ago

Zack Wheeler Throws Off The Mound For The First Time Since Surgery

  Zack Wheeler threw 10 fastballs off of the mound on Monday, his first time doing so since having Tommy John surgery before the 2015 season.  (Rubin, Carig) Wheeler, the second of the Mets’ five stud pitching prospects (after Matt Harvey) to arrive in Flushing, went 18-16 with a 3.50 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP and 271 strikeouts in his first 285 big-league innings after being called...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago

Mets team doctors spiking Carlos Gomez trade last year was huge for franchise

Last July, the New York Mets picked up the steam that led them to the NL East title and National League pennant. Providing a big boost to the Mets’ run was Yoenis Cespedes, acquired from the Detroit Tigers at the MLB trade deadline. Prior to getting Cespedes, however, the Mets were close to adding Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez. The trade was widely reported as a done...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fox Sports
April 08, 2016  |  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...
Via Mets Merized Online
March 18, 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...
Via Mets Merized Online
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...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 04, 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...
Via The Outside Corner
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...
Via The Outside Corner
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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