Zack Wheeler SP NYM 5 days ago

Wheeler and the Mets are targeting a July 1 return date from Tommy John surgery, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.

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Zack Wheeler SP NYM 5 days ago

Wheeler, recovering from Tommy John surgery, has altered the arm angle of his delivery hoping for more downward action on his pitches and less stress on the elbow, the NY Post reports.

Zack Wheeler SP NYM 4 months ago

Wheeler (elbow) said Monday that he is hoping to return in early June, MLB.com reports.

Zack Wheeler SP NYM 5 months ago

Wheeler, who had Tommy John surgery in March, is throwing on flat ground at 70-75 feet, ESPN New York reports.

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Zack Wheeler SP NYM 8 months ago

Wheeler (elbow) will begin throwing in July, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Wheeler is nearly three months removed from Tommy John surgery and is on track to start a throwing program next month. If all goes well, the Mets are targeting next June or July for Wheeler's return.

Zack Wheeler SP NYM 10 months 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.

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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 11 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 11 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 11 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.