Zack Wheeler SP NYM 1 month ago

Wheeler (elbow) was placed on the 60-day DL on Wednesday, Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger reports.

Wheeler's move to the 60-day DL opens up a 40-man roster spot. With both Travis d'Arnaud and Jerry Blevins suffering fractures Sunday, the club likely opened a spot to call up someone is not currently on the 40-man. Wheeler will miss the remainder of the season to Tommy John surgery anyway, so the placement on the 60-day DL doesn't change anything.

Zack Wheeler SP NYM 2 months ago1 Comment

Wheeler (elbow) has been placed on the 15-day DL, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

He will miss the entire season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, and the Mets will simply transfer Wheeler to the 60-day DL upon needing a 40-man roster spot later this season.

Zack Wheeler SP NYM 2 months ago

Wheeler underwent successful surgery for UCL reconstruction and flexor pronator tendon repair Wednesday, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

To put it in short terms, Wheeler's Tommy John surgery was successful. The typical timetable for the procedure slates his return for around June of next season, but it can vary from player to player. Wheeler entered the season with minor elbow issues following some platelet-rich injections in the offseason, but everything should be repaired with the procedure.

Zack Wheeler SP NYM 2 months ago

Wheeler (elbow) will have Tommy John surgery performed Tuesday or Wednesday by Dr. David Altchek, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Wheeler hopes to be back in June 2016, as he believes 14 months is fairly standard timing to come back to action.

Zack Wheeler SP NYM 2 months ago

Wheeler (elbow) is flying back to New York on Tuesday to meet with Dr. David Altchek, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

The Mets presumably want Wheeler to get another opinion before undergoing Tommy John surgery. It's unlikely that Wheeler will avoid the procedure, given that he's believed to be dealing with a full tear of the UCL in his right arm. A final decision should come within the next few days.

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Wheeler has a torn UCL and will likely need Tommy John surgery, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

It was revealed over the weekend that Wheeler was dealing with tenderness in his elbow. After initially suggesting that he wasn't going to require an MRI, he had the test performed, and the likely season-ending diagnosis was provided by the team. Barring a second or third opinion that suggests rehab, Wheeler will likely be on the shelf until early 2016. The Mets will have to turn to their depth options, which include Dillon Gee, Rafael Montero, and top prospects Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, among others.

Zack Wheeler SP NYM 2 months ago

Wheeler (elbow) was scheduled to pitch again Mar. 20, but will have his start pushed, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

Wheeler has been dealing with elbow tenderness, and underwent an MRI on Saturday. The news doesn't seem to be promising at this point, but the results of the scan should provide a better timetable for return.

Zack Wheeler SP NYM 3 months ago

Wheeler (elbow) had an MRI Saturday, the Star-Ledger's Mike Vorkunov reports.

After it was announced his start would be skipped Saturday due to elbow tenderness in his throwing arm and a blister under his fingernail, the original report was that he would not need an MRI. Now that we know that was not the case, it will certainly make owners a little nervous as we await the results. Manager Terry Collins said he was glad Wheeler spoke up about the elbow issue because he apparently pitched through similar issues last season without saying anything. Cross your fingers if you own the hard-throwing righty as we await the results of his MRI.

Zack Wheeler SP NYM 3 months ago

Wheeler will be skipped in the rotation Saturday due to a tender elbow and a blister under hid fingernail, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Wheeler is not currently scheduled for a MRI, but it's something to keep an eye on moving forward. Elbow issues are always scary, especially given the high-90s velocity he throws. For now, he should be considered day-to-day, but his status should be monitored heading into his next scheduled outing.

Zack Wheeler SP NYM 3 months ago

Wheeler allowed six runs in 1.2 innings in his first start of the spring Monday.

Wheeler cruised through the first but ran into trouble in the second. He allowed two hits, walked two and hit two before getting pulled and the bullpen allowed three inherited runners to score. Wheeler struggled with his command and control, especially after going from the windup to the stretch.