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Zack Wheeler | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 196
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (6) / SF
Contract: view contract details

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Mets activated RHP Zack Wheeler from the 60-day disabled list.
Wheeler had his season come to an end in July due to a stress reaction in his right arm. The 27-year-old registered a 5.21 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 81/40 K/BB ratio across his 86 1/3 innings. Nov 4 - 10:00 AM

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Mets transferred RHP Zack Wheeler from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move cleared a spot on the 40-man roster for Noah Syndergaard's return. Wheeler is done for the season with a stress reaction in his pitching arm.
Sep 24 - 8:21 AM

Zack Wheeler (arm) has been shut down for the remainder of the season.

Wheeler tried to resume a throwing program last week, but it apparently didn't go well. The 27-year-old right-hander will finish the 2017 season having registered a 5.21 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and 81/40 K/BB ratio over 17 starts covering 86 1/3 innings. He went down last month with a stress reaction in his throwing arm.
Aug 24 - 10:20 AM

Zack Wheeler (arm) has resumed a throwing program.

It sounds like it's only been flat-ground work so far but that Wheeler is nearing a return to a mound. The right-hander is working his way back from a stress reaction in his pitching arm. Wheeler should make it back sometime this season if all goes well, but there's no timetable for his return.
Aug 18 - 9:29 AM

Mets placed RHP Zack Wheeler on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 23, with a stress reaction in his right arm.

It doesn't sound good given Wheeler's arm injury history, but the good news is he received a CT scan and was told his elbow and shoulder are fine. It's unclear at this point how long the right-hander will be sidelined, but the out-of-contention Mets certainly figure to proceed cautiously. Tyler Pill has replaced Wheeler on the roster and could get some starts.
Jul 24 - 4:29 PM

Zack Wheeler allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings in a no-decision Saturday against the A's.

Wheeler also walked four while striking out six and seemed destined for his sixth straight loss before the Mets came back to let him off the hook. Still, it certainly wasn't an encouraging turn for the 27-year-old, who now has a 5.21 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 17 starts. As noted, he's lost every decision dating back to May 20, a dubious streak he'll try to break Thursday at the Padres.
Jul 23 - 12:02 AM

Zack Wheeler surrendered four earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Monday as the Mets fell to the Cardinals.

Wheeler walked four and gave up seven hits, including a two-run homer to Paul DeJong in the Cardinals' six-run sixth inning. Wheeler is now 3-7 on the season with a putrid 4.98 ERA and 1.55 WHIP.
Jul 17 - 10:51 PM

Zack Wheeler gave up two runs in six innings and took a loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.

He allowed eight hits and one walk while striking out five in the ballgame. He gave up a solo homer to Paul DeJong and an RBI double to Yadier Molina. With the Mets' offense struggling that's all it takes to lose a game. Wheeler falls to 3-6 with a 4.86 ERA in 15 starts.
Jul 8 - 8:15 PM

Zack Wheeler gave up two runs -- both unearned -- in a short 3 2/3 inning start against the Phillies on Saturday.

He made it through the first three innings while allowing just one single and no runs. Things got dicey in the fourth. Following an error by third baseman T.J. Rivera, Wheeler walked the next two batters before allowing a run in on a fielder's choice and another on a single. He was pulled for a reliever having thrown 82 pitches. Wheeler was making his first start after spending 10 days on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis. Wheeler has a 3-5 record with a 5.01 ERA after 14 starts.
Jul 1 - 9:45 PM

Mets activated RHP Zack Wheeler from the 10-day disabled list.

Wheeler will return to the Mets' starting rotation on Saturday against the Phillies. He owns 5.29 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 61/29 K/BB ratio through 66 1/3 innings in his 13 starts this season.
Jul 1 - 2:43 PM

Zack Wheeler (biceps) threw another bullpen session on Thursday.

Wheeler made it through the session without issue and is on track to start Saturday against the Phillies. The right-hander only ended up missing one start with biceps tendinitis. He had a rough month, going winless with a 9.53 ERA over four June starts.
Jun 29 - 4:50 PM

Zack Wheeler (biceps) threw a 72-pitch bullpen session Sunday.

Wheeler's next turn in the rotation comes up on Saturday and it's possible he'll be ready then. The Mets should have more on his status later this week. Rafael Montero is starting in Wheeler's place on Sunday.
Jun 25 - 2:37 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that Zack Wheeler (biceps) is only expected to miss one start.

Wheeler landed on the 10-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis Wednesday, retroactive to June 20. He had been shellacked for 15 runs in 3 2/3 innings over his last two starts, with his ERA skyrocketing from 3.45 to 5.29 in that short space. If nothing else, this (hopefully) short disabled list stint could help him to clear his head.
Jun 21 - 7:11 PM

Mets placed RHP Zack Wheeler on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 20, with biceps tendinitis.

And the hits just keep coming for the Mets. It is not quite clear exactly when Wheeler sustained the injury, but he has been rocked in his last two starts, coughing up a combined 15 runs over just 3 2/3 frames. Those disastrous outings bumped his ERA from 3.45 to 5.29. There is no current timetable for his return.
Jun 21 - 5:59 PM

Zack Wheeler was tagged for seven earned runs, eight hits and no walks with two strikeouts in just two innings of work in a loss Monday at L.A. Dodgers.

Wheeler threw 33 of his 52 pitches for strikes with three balls leaving the yard. His ERA has shot up from 3.45 to 5.29 just over the past two starts. He'll look to get back on track in his next scheduled start on Sunday against the struggling Giants.
Jun 20 - 4:02 AM

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S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
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