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Zack Wheeler | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 196
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Jon Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds have interest in acquiring Zack Wheeler.
It's unclear if there have been any substantive talks between the two clubs, but Jay Bruce could fill the Mets need for an outfield bat. It's unclear what else the Reds would have to part with to make a deal work though. Jul 30 - 8:39 PM

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According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Zack Wheeler will head to the Brewers as part of the trade to acquire Carlos Gomez.

The 25-year-old right-hander is in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to return until midway through the 2016 season. He owns a career 3.50 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 275/125 K/BB ratio over 285 1/3 big league innings.
Jul 29 - 9:14 PM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) has resumed throwing.

Wheeler is four months removed from Tommy John surgery. If all goes according to plan with his rehab, he should rejoin the Mets' starting rotation around mid-2016.
Jul 27 - 2:38 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets have discussed trading Zack Wheeler.

While they are unlikely to move the young right-hander, he is being discussed in potential deals as the Mets continue to search for offensive upgrades. Wheeler is in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't slated to return to action until midway through the 2016 season.
Jul 25 - 11:18 AM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) will begin a throwing program this week.

It's a big step in the right-hander's long road back from Tommy John surgery. Wheeler isn't expected to be ready to rejoin the Mets' rotation until around midseason next year.
Jul 19 - 12:11 PM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) will begin a throwing program next month.

Wheeler is nearly three months removed from Tommy John surgery. The young righty is aiming to return in June or July of 2016.
Jun 19 - 4:22 PM

Mets transferred RHP Zack Wheeler from the 15-day disabled to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Kevin Plawecki on the Mets' 40-man roster. Wheeler underwent Tommy John surgery last month and also had his flexor pronator repaired. The expectation is that he'll be out through at least the first couple of months of the 2016 season.
Apr 21 - 8:30 AM

Mets placed RHP Zack Wheeler on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a right elbow injury.

Wheeler underwent Tommy John surgery last month and also had his flexor pronator tendon repaired. He'll miss all of 2015 and will likely still be in rehab mode for the first couple of months of the 2016 season.
Apr 5 - 11:27 PM

Zack Wheeler underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday.

Wheeler also had his flexor pronator tendon repaired. He'll miss the entire 2015 season and will likely still be in rehab mode through the first couple of months next season. Dillon Gee is expected to replace him in the Mets' rotation.
Mar 25 - 11:46 AM

Zack Wheeler will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The operation will be performed by Dr. David Altchek. Wheeler is also dealing with a torn tendon in his elbow that will need to be prepared and the right-hander expects to be sidelined until sometime in June next season. Dillon Gee is replacing Wheeler in the Mets' 2015 rotation.
Mar 20 - 10:00 AM

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, Zack Wheeler also has a torn tendon in his right elbow.

It's what prompted the Mets to give him platelet-rich plasma treatment over the offseason. The hope was that Wheeler would be able to pitch through it with rest and rehab, but everything obviously changed when the right-hander tore his ulnar collateral ligament this spring. He is expected to undergo season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.
Source: Newsday
Mar 19 - 9:09 AM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) saw Dr. David Altchek on Wednesday.

The MRI of Wheeler's elbow will now be reviewed by Dr. James Andrews. It's seemingly inevitable that he will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, but all involved are doing their due diligence with the situation. Dillon Gee is expected to replace Wheeler in the Mets' starting rotation to begin the season.
Mar 18 - 3:35 PM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) will fly to New York on Tuesday night and meet with Dr. David Altchek on Wednesday.

Wheeler is dealing with what Mets GM Sandy Alderson described as a full tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He'll meet with Altchek before making a final decision, but season-ending Tommy John surgery is inevitable.
Mar 17 - 9:56 AM

Mets GM Sandy Alderson acknowledged Monday that Zack Wheeler's right UCL appears fully torn.

So a rehab program isn't even an option for the 24-year-old right-hander. Wheeler will get a second opinion on his injured elbow, but we can go ahead and pencil him in for Tommy John reconstructive surgery and the 12-15 month recovery process that comes with it. Dillon Gee now moves back into the Mets' rotation mix after being dangled in trade talks for much of the winter and spring.
Mar 16 - 11:32 AM

Zack Wheeler has been diagnosed with a torn elbow ligament and will likely need Tommy John surgery.

Wheeler complained of some tenderness in his throwing arm last week after getting shelled for six runs over 1 2/3 innings in a Grapefruit League game, so the Mets took an MRI and sent it off to Dr. David Altchek in New York on Sunday. The diagnosis came in early Monday morning. It's an awful blow for the Mets, who just got Matt Harvey back from Tommy John surgery. Wheeler would miss the entire 2015 season and the first few weeks of the 2016 campaign if he does indeed go under the knife. Dillon Gee is presumably off the trade block now.
Mar 16 - 10:06 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
2Juan Uribe
3Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
4Eric Young Jr.
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Addison Reed
4Hansel Robles
5Carlos Torres
6Sean Gilmartin
7Eric O'Flaherty
8Bobby Parnell
9Erik Goeddel
10Buddy Carlyle
11Jerry Blevins
12Josh Edgin
13Jack Leathersich
14Jenrry Mejia