Zack Wheeler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Zack Wheeler making progress in rehab from Tommy John surgery

    ESPN "Right-hander Zack Wheeler is visiting the New York Mets at Turner Field during the series against the Braves while spending a couple of weeks in his native Atlanta. Wheeler is throwing on flat ground at 70-75 feet as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery. He still intends to return to the majors in..." September 11

  • Zack Wheeler's last minute plea to Alderson: Don't trade me

    New York Post "In the middle of all his trade discussions Friday afternoon, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson received a surprising phone call. Only hours before the 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline, Zack Wheeler called to express his strong hope he would remain with the Mets. “[The call] actually had..." August 01

  • Reds willing to trade Jay Bruce for Zack Wheeler

    MLB Daily Dish "New York is still in pursuit of another bat after failing to add Carlos Gomez late Wednesday night. Jay Bruce might be a possible option for the Mets, and according to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Reds are willing to trade Bruce to New York in exchange for Zack Wheeler. As of early Wednesday..." July 31

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    Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN

    Reds willing to trade Jay Bruce to the Mets for Zack Wheeler now. Worth watching over the next 20 hours.

  • Mets say trade for Carlos Gomez isn't happening now

    New York Daily News "Mets GM Sandy Alderson has said that the reported trade for Carlos Gomez - which would have sent Wilmer Flores and Zack Wheeler to the Brewers for Carlos Gomez has not and "will not" happen. The general manager was emphatic no deal had happened, despite multiple reports to the contrary, blaming..." July 30

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    Bob Nightengale @BNightengale

    The #Brewers rejected the #Mets trade because of concerns over Wheeler"s physical and still plan to trade Gomez by Friday.

  • Mets trade for Gomez, send Flores and Wheeler packing

    New York Daily News "Sandy Alderson continues to swing deals to support the Mets' chase for a playoff berth this season. The Mets have agreed to acquire Milwaukee centerfielder Carlos Gomez in exchange for injured pitcher Zack Wheeler and infielder Wilmer Flores, sources told the Daily News during Wednesday's game..." July 29

  • Report: The Mets have discussed trading Zack Wheeler

    Hardball Talk "Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters Thursday that he has no plans on trading Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, or Steven Matz. However, it appears that another one of their young guns is on the table in the right deal. According to Andy Martino and Kristie Ackert of..." July 25

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    Kristie Ackert @Ackert_NYDN

    Josh Edgin started throwing this week. Zack Wheeler is expected to begin throwing this week. #Mets

  • Mets SP Zack Wheeler undergoes Tommy John surgery

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "The Mets announced that pitcher Zack Wheeler underwent surgery for ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction. Wheeler's flexor pronator tendon was also operated on by Dr. David Altchek Wednesday, according to Newsday. Wheeler was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament after he was..." March 25

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Zack Wheeler will have TJ surgery Tuesday or Wednesday. Altchek will perform

  • Source: Zack Wheeler also was dealing with torn tendon

    Newsday "Before a torn ulnar collateral ligament wiped out Zack Wheeler's season, the Mets worried about a different issue in his troublesome right elbow: a torn tendon. The tendon tear, a source told Newsday, is what prompted Wheeler to undergo platelet-rich plasma therapy twice this offseason. Doctors..." March 19

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Terry Collins confirms that Dillon Gee will replace Wheeler in the rotation. "That's why we've got him. He'll be the guy." #Mets

  • Zack Wheeler diagnosed with torn elbow ligament; Tommy John surgery “likely”

    CBS Sports "The Mets announced on Monday that starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn ulnar collateral ligament and is leaving Florida for New York to discuss his next steps with team doctors, which could likely result in Tommy John surgery, per Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Wheeler was..." March 16

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Alderson on Wheeler MRI: "At this point we believe it is a full tear” #Mets

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Zack Wheeler getting scratched from tomorrow's start with a blister on his finger and a "tender" elbow. #Mets

  • Harvey, Wheeler will force Mets to come clean or pay up

    New York Post "Max Scherzer’s $210 million signing with the Nationals hurt the Mets. But maybe not how you think. Yep, it might have made the powerful Nationals even more so in 2015, made a club that was going to be overwhelming NL East favorites even without Scherzer even less fallible. But besides making..." February 04

  • Zack Wheeler wants to remain with Mets, who are 'going to win'

    New York Daily News "Zack Wheeler says, “I know what’s about to happen here,” and that’s why the Mets righty does not want to be traded this winter. What, precisely, is about to happen? “We’re going to win,” Wheeler says. It’s the third time in about a week a Met has talked big, after Terry Collins recently..." November 21

  • Sharp Wheeler propels Mets to third straight win

    New York Post "After weeks of grinding, Zack Wheeler took a smooth whirl through Citizens Bank Park on Thursday and reminded the Mets he’s capable of dominating a game. Marlon Byrd delivered a wake-up call with a solo homer in the seventh inning, but it wasn’t about to tarnish the night for Wheeler or the..." May 30

  • Wheeler laments trouble with his slider

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler was happy he pitched six shutout innings Wednesday, but wishes he could have rediscovered his missing slider. “My slider was terrible — it hasn’t been good the last few starts,” Wheeler said after the Mets’ 1-0 loss to the Marlins. “I think I’m on the side of the ball, so it’s..." May 08

  • Zack Wheeler picks up slack for overworked Mets staff

    New York Post "It wasn’t pretty, but Zack Wheeler managed to limit the damage. In what rated as the right-hander’s best performance of his three to start the season, Wheeler allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over 6 ¹/₃ innings in the Mets’ 7-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Monday. Wheeler..." April 15

  • Mets' Zack Wheeler has less than 30 innings remaining

    ESPN New York "Zack Wheeler's season should consist of about 28 more innings an insider told Whether that gets Wheeler through the remainder of the season remains to be seen. Wheeler next pitches Friday in Cleveland. If the Mets operated with a five-man rotation Wheeler's turn would come..." September 03

  • Fatigue catching up with Wheeler

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler can feel the burn of a long season but insists that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. “I’m a little tired” the Mets rookie said before his team beat the Nationals 3-2 last night. “My velocity has dropped a little obviously [but] I’m learning to pitch at that level so next year when I..." August 31

  • Zack Wheeler owns Braves again for 5-3 Mets win at Citi Field

    New York Daily News "The Braves lead the Mets by 17.5 games in the NL East and own the best record in baseball but Zack Wheeler hasn’t given them an inch. The young righthander earned the win in a 5-3 Mets victory over Atlanta on Tuesday at Citi Field and improved to 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA in three tries against the..." August 21

  • Mets considering moving Zack Wheeler to bullpen at end of season

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets are set on limiting Zack Wheeler to 180 innings this season. It is part of the reason why they now have a six-man starting rotation (limiting Matt Harvey’s workload is also motivation). But the expanded rotation will not safeguard Wheeler for the duration of the season. Wheeler has..." August 01

  • Wheeler takes no-hitter into seventh, Mets beat Marlins 4-2 in 10

    New York Post "For the Mets the night was headed from no-no to “No no!” until John Buck drove a Steve Cishek pitch through the middle in the 10th inning at Marlins Park. Zack Wheeler’s no-hit bid had long ended by then but the Mets were allowed to celebrate the more mundane: a 4-2 victory over the Marlins in..." July 31

  • Wheeler shuts down Giants to help Mets complete sweep in San Fran

    New York Daily News "Zack Wheeler was honest about having some emotion ahead of Wednesday's start against the Giants. He admitted that he wanted to show the Giants what they gave away. The Mets' rookie righthander did just that with arguably his best big league start, leading the Mets to a 7-2 win at AT&T Park. "I..." July 11

  • Zack Wheeler is back for his Mets encore

    North Jersey "His absence has added fabric to his legend, allowing his debut to feel a bit like a mirage. Zack Wheeler dropped six shutout innings on the Atlanta Braves, picked up his first win, got soaked by celebratory teammates, and bagged up a souvenir baseball. Then he vanished. One day later,..." June 25

  • Mets phenom Wheeler zooms out for second spin tonight in Chicago

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler torched Atlanta and will next try to become a Monster of the Midway. The mission against the White Sox for the highly touted Mets right-hander tonight at U.S. Cellular Field is simple: Control his pitches better while trying to duplicate the overall success he had in his major..." June 25

  • Zack Wheeler departs until next start

    North Jersey "In the hours after his first major league victory, Zack Wheeler joked that he smelled like a brewery. A plastic bag sat inside his locker stall, and inside was a baseball — a souvenir of his first major league strikeout. Seventeen hours later, it was all gone – the beer-soaked jersey, the..." June 20

  • Wheeler, Harvey gems show Mets what may lie ahead

    New York Post "Call it a landslide Super Tuesday victory for a franchise in desperate need of a jolt. Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler were about everything the Mets could have wanted yesterday, providing a glimpse of the future while commanding the present. “Fans are going to enjoy watching these two young..." June 19

  • Zack Wheeler follows Matt Harvey's dazzling outing with six shutout innings in debut as Mets sweep Braves

    Newark Star-Ledger "Zack Wheeler’s first assignment upon joining the Mets was not on a baseball diamond. It was in the bowels of Turner Field Monday afternoon, one day before his major league debut, with the spotlight on him in a news conference. For the first time this season, the attention was drawn away from..." June 19

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    #Mets will use Wheeler as their extra doubleheader roster guy, then option him back to AAA until his next start Tuesday.

  • Wheeler-Harvey twinbill cranks up Mets time machine

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler will have the benefit of a home game for his major league debut. When the Mets’ top pitching prospect walks to the mound tonight for Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Braves, he only will have to peer behind the visitor’s dugout at Turner Field for affirmation he has arrived to..." June 18

  • Mets' Zack Wheeler set for Major League debut

    New York Daily News "Zack Wheeler does not want to be Matt Harvey. Nor does the Mets’ top pitching prospect want to be a savior. Wheeler admitted he just wants to get though his major-league debut without getting sick on the mound. “It is going to be a big moment in my life. There are probably gonna be some nerves..." June 18

  • Picking up speed for Zack debut

    New York Post "For the Mets, it’s on to Super Tuesday with a smile. In a season of mistakes, the Mets hit their lowest point yesterday when they threw the ball away in the infield three times on one fifth-inning play, their version of the Buttfumble leading to two Cubs runs. Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ three-run..." June 17

  • Wheeler set to makes his debut Tuesday against the Braves

    New York Post "Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler have been mentioned in tandem as being the keys to the Mets’ future. Harvey has exceeded expectations in his 24 starts, showing he has the stuff to be an ace in Flushing for years to come. He has also set the bar really high for Wheeler, who is expected to make his..." June 14

  • Wheeler's pending arrival to set roster wheels in motion "With Zack Wheeler's promotion from Triple-A Las Vegas less than a week away, manager Terry Collins is nailing down a plan on how to manage the rotation with another starter on the roster. Wheeler will pitch one game of the doubleheader in Atlanta on June 18. He'll be the 26th player on the..." June 12

  • Wheel’s in motion for 1st Mets spin

    New York Post "All signs point to Zack Wheeler making one final Triple-A start Thursday before making his Mets debut next Tuesday in Atlanta. Despite some command problems in his previous outing, the right-hander believes he is prepared to take the next step. “Overall, I feel like I’m ready,” Wheeler said..." June 11

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Alderson on Wheeler starting in doubleheader: "this probably has some accuracy."

  • Mets notes: The Zack Wheeler watch

    North Jersey "The debut will come. Until it does, Terry Collins tries not to dive too deep into the results of Zack Wheeler’s minor league games. "No," Collins said. "I’ve got enough on my plate right now. I can’t keep track of everybody in the organization. I know how he pitched. "We all keep saying,..." June 03

  • Mets looking at best time for Zack Wheeler’s debut

    New York Post "In setting a date for Zack Wheeler’s major league debut, the Mets are considering a variety of factors. Wheeler, the organization’s top pitching prospect, is certain to make at least one more start for Triple-A Las Vegas after allowing one run over six innings for the 51s on Saturday. There..." June 03

  • Mets prospect Wheeler still on fast track

    New York Post "His promotion to the major leagues may be just days away, and Saturday night Zack Wheeler gave the Mets no reason to believe he is going to need much more seasoning. Pitching for Triple-A Las Vegas in Fresno, Calif., the Mets’ next big thing went six innings and allowed three hits and one..." June 02

  • Hefner makes case, Gee on notice with Wheeler nearing rotation

    New York Post "Jeremy Hefner earned his first win of the season, and could be solidifying his rotation spot. With Zack Wheeler on the verge of joining the big club, a Mets starter will have to be dropped from the rotation, and — barring injury — Hefner and Dillon Gee would be candidates for the bullpen...." May 30

  • Wheeler takes a step back in Vegas

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler is still “close” to joining the Mets, but his performance yesterday for Triple-A Las Vegas did little to bolster his case. The stud right-hander was removed against Salt Lake after four innings in which he surrendered five runs, three earned, on four hits and three walks with four..." May 28

  • Zack Wheeler promotion due

    North Jersey "Promising pitcher Zack Wheeler is expected to be promoted from Class AAA Las Vegas sometime in June. But whose spot in the rotation would he take? It has been assumed Wheeler would squeeze out fifth starter Jeremy Hefner. Not so fast, manager Terry Collins said before the Mets' 7-5, 10-inning..." May 26

  • Zach Wheeler expected to make 2-3 more starts in minors, then join Mets

    New York Post "The Mets have clearly reached the countdown stage to Zack Wheeler's major league debut. A high-ranking team official told The Post on Thursday that barring a setback, the club's top pitching prospect is expected to make 2-3 more starts for Triple-A Las Vegas and then join the Mets. If Wheeler..." May 24

  • ‘Nothing working’ for ‘rusty’ Wheeler in return

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler was “rusty” in his return to the mound for Triple-A Las Vegas yesterday, but improved as his start in Des Moines, Iowa, progressed. “Honestly, nothing was working real well for me today,” the Mets’ top pitching prospect said after surrendering three runs on five hits, including two..." May 23

  • Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler visits doctor, no structural damage found

    Newark Star-Ledger "Zack Wheeler visited doctors today in New York after reporting soreness around his right clavicle Monday and doctors did not find structural damage, his agent told The Star-Ledger. "All good," Wheeler's agent Al Goetz said via text message. "No structural damage." Wheeler pitched on for..." May 16

  • Zack Wheeler in NYC having docs look at sore clavicle

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler finally has arrived in New York, but not to pitch for the Mets. The team’s top pitching prospect will be examined Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery, after complaining of soreness in his right collarbone on Monday. He has been scratched from his scheduled start on Friday..." May 15