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Zelous Wheeler | Third Baseman

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yankees recalled UTIL Zelous Wheeler from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Wheeler went 8-for-30 (.267) in a month-long stay with the Yankees earlier this season while appearing at third base and in right field. The 27-year-old will serve as bench depth down the stretch for New York with Carlos Beltran battling a lingering elbow injury. Aug 21 - 10:37 AM

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Yankees optioned 3B Zelous Wheeler to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The Yanks needed to clear room for the additions of Stephen Drew and Martin Prado, and Wheeler and Zoilo Almonte were the victims. Wheeler has hit .267/.267/.467 over 31 plate appearances in the majors this season.
Aug 1 - 4:04 PM

Zelous Wheeler singled and hit a two-run home run in four at-bats in Thursday's loss to the Indians.

Wheeler homered for the second time in his brief big league career, taking T.J. House out to left field in the fourth inning to spot the Yankees a 2-0 lead. In 19 plate appearances, Wheeler has only the two home runs along with two singles.
Jul 10 - 10:57 PM

Zelous Wheeler went yard in his major league debut, going 2-for-4 overall in Thursday's victory against the Twins.

Wheeler followed Carlos Beltran's three-run home run with a solo shot of his own, making hit a four-run fifth inning for the Yankees. He also singled and scored in the seventh. The 27-year-old rookie, who started at third base, was hitting well with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as he posted an .834 OPS in 270 plate appearances.
Jul 3 - 10:51 PM

Yankees purchased the contract of INF Zelous Wheeler from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Wheeler was batting .299/.367/.467 with seven home runs and 31 RBI through 66 games this season at Triple-A. The 27-year-old will serve as a utility infielder for New York. He has never appeared in a major league game.
Jul 3 - 10:53 AM

Yankees signed INF Zelous Wheeler to a minor league contract.

It's not clear whether he'll be invited to spring training. Wheeler batted .275/.354/.414 with 11 homers and 56 RBI between Double- and Triple-A for the Orioles this past season. He's merely minor league depth.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 05:14:00 PM

Orioles sent INF Zelous Wheeler outright to Double-A Bowie.

He was designated for assignment last week but has cleared waivers and will remain in the organization. Wheeler is batting only .202/.288/.283 in 27 games between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk this season.
Mon, May 14, 2012 08:12:00 PM

Orioles designated INF Zelous Wheeler for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Friday's starter Dana Eveland on the active roster. Wheeler, who was claimed off waivers from the Brewers in late March, was hitting .202/.288/.283 in 27 games between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk this season.
Fri, May 11, 2012 06:33:00 PM

Orioles claimed INF Zelous Wheeler off waivers from the Brewers.

Wheeler was added to the Brewers' 40-man roster in November after batting .272/.378/.459 with nine homers, 38 RBI, seven stolen bases and an .837 OPS last season between Double- and Triple-A last. Already 25, he's not considered a top prospect.
Thu, Mar 29, 2012 02:35:00 PM

Brewers purchased the contract of 3B Zelous Wheeler from Triple-A Nashville.

Wheeler batted .272/.378/.459 with nine homers and 38 RBI over 329 at-bats between Double- and Triple-A this season. Though not much of a prospect, he does have one of the cooler names in baseball.
Fri, Nov 18, 2011 01:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
3Austin Romine
4J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Antoan Richardson
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Shane Greene
6Chris Capuano
7CC Sabathia
8Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Josh Outman
8Preston Claiborne
9Rich Hill
10Chaz Roe
11Bryan Mitchell
12Chase Whitley
13David Phelps