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Mets send struggling pitcher Wheeler to minors

Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler, who has given up nine earned runs in 10 innings of work this spring, has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.
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Zack Wheeler to begin the season in AAA

The dream rotation has been put on hold, for now. Zack Wheeler has been optioned to AAA Las Vegas, the Mets announced this morning. The right-hander has been mostly ineffective this spring as he competed for the last spot in the Mets’ rotation. This will be the first time that Wheeler has pitched in the minor leagues, other than one A-ball inning in 2016, since he debuted in the...
Via Amazin' Avenue
20 minutes ago

Zack Wheeler gets demoted, and a Mets dream looks dead

A Wheel’ shame. The Fab 5 will not finally make consecutive turns throughout the rotation — at least not to open the season — as the Mets demoted Zack Wheeler to Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday. Seth Lugo will take his spot as the No. 5 starter. It appeared as if Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom,...
Via New York Post
34 minutes ago

Zack Wheeler Will Start Year at Triple-A Las Vegas

New York Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler will begin the season with Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced on Saturday. The 27-year-old went 0-1 with a 8.10 ERA over five games (four started) for the Mets this spring. He also had an alarming 8.10 ERA over 10.0 innings pitched. Wheeler said it was hard to take in when he received the news because he had become so accustomed to the...
Via Mets Merized Online
39 minutes ago

Mets option Wheeler to Triple-A

The Mets optioned right-hander Zack Wheeler to Triple-A Las Vegas on Saturday.
Via Mets.com
56 minutes ago

Zack Wheeler may have pitched himself out of Mets’ rotation

PORT ST. LUCIE — Zack Wheeler had a chance Thursday to show the Mets he could be a capable rotation replacement, but instead, he might have secured a plane ticket to Las Vegas, home of the organization’s Triple-A affiliate. In an ugly Grapefruit League performance that wasn’t helped by three Mets errors, Wheeler was removed...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

NL notes: Phils, Flaherty, Brewers, Mets, Pirates

Phillies utilityman Ryan Flaherty plans to opt out of his minor league contract, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com tweets. The Phillies will have 48 hours to add Flaherty to their 25-man roster or let him go. Odds are that they’ll grant him his release, per Zolecki. The 31-year-old Flaherty was a member of the Orioles from 2012-17, and Baltimore reportedly made an attempt to keep him before...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Jason Vargas suffers fracture to non-pitching hand

Mets left-hander Jason Vargas suffered a non-displaced fracture of his right hamate bone during his outing Friday, the team announced. It’s unclear how long Vargas will be on the shelf, though Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News estimates two to six weeks, depending on whether he undergoes surgery. General manager Sandy Alderson told Tim Britton of The Athletic and other reporters...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets' P Zack Wheeler undergoing freaky, unusual rehab

Zack Wheeler has dealt with a number of injuries in his career. In a way to try to get healthy, the New York Mets starting pitcher is undergoing an uncommon rehab procedure.Per Kevin Kurtan of the New York Post, Wheeler detailed the procedure“It needed two full months of rest. I got that, and then I’ve been taking these shots every day for the past six months. The medicine is called...
Via Sportsnaut
February 11, 2018  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler defeats Mets in arbitration

Mets righty Zack Wheeler has won his arbitration case against the team, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com (via Twitter). Wheeler, a client of Jet Sports Management, will earn the $1.9MM he requested rather than the $1.5MM figure the team sought.Obviously, the arbitration panel’s decision won’t have a drastic impact on the New York balance sheet for the coming season. And it...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
February 08, 2018  |  Discuss

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