Zack Wheeler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Zack Wheeler to have minor surgical procedure, but OK

    ESPN New York "New York Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler is due to undergo a minor surgical procedure to remove an undissolved stitch from last year's Tommy John surgery, a source told The operation is not considered serious, and Wheeler may resume his normal pitching rehab within two weeks, after..." April 08

  • Mets' Wheeler: I 'have a little chip on my shoulder'

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler is ready to move on from his life as the fifth Beatle. The Mets righty couldn’t be happier for his friends Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz, who are the key components in MLB’s premier starting rotation, but Wheeler admits he sometimes feels..." March 17

  • Mets, Zack Wheeler eyeing July 1 return

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets have decided to extend the timetable for Zack Wheeler's return from Tommy John surgery, settling on July 1 as a target date, general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday. While Wheeler had said he hoped to return as early as June, the Mets decided to abide by the advice of doctors and..." February 04

  • Wheeler doesn't want to make mediocre Mets return

    The Score "Zack Wheeler hasn't appeared in a game for the New York Mets since September of 2014 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, and with his return scheduled for the team's upcoming campaign, the 25-year-old has high expectations for himself. "You don't want to come back and be mediocre or below..." February 03

  • Re-meet Zack Wheeler: Chasing ‘greatness,’ threatening hitters

    New York Post "This is not just about getting back on the mound following Tommy John surgery. No, let Zack Wheeler tell you his plans. This is what he wants when he returns to the Mets. “It’s greatness,’’ Wheeler told The Post on Monday at the club’s minor league complex after throwing on flat ground at 90..." February 02

  • Zack Wheeler, still targeting June or July comeback, wants ‘to play for the Mets’ next season

    New York Daily News "It is a strange limbo that injured players live in. Technically part of the team, sure, but not part of the day-to-day grind, they watch on television and try to keep up through text messages and occasional visits. It’s surreal. Not so long ago, Zack Wheeler was a huge part of the Mets rebuilding..." December 04

  • Mets not 'actively shopping' Zack Wheeler

    MLB Daily Dish "New York had an opportunity to move Zack Wheeler over the summer but ended up keeping him, and at this point they do not appear inclined to move him. The Mets are "not actively shopping" Wheeler, according to Newsday's Marc Carig. In a deal that ultimately fell apart, the Mets were prepared to..." November 16

  • With teams more willing to take a risk, Zack Wheeler remains attractive

    Newsday "About 31/2 months ago, with a division title seemingly within reach, the Mets parted ways with one of their most promising young pitchers. Righthander Zack Wheeler and infielder Wilmer Flores were traded to the Brewers for Carlos Gomez. The deal fell through, of course, undone by an 11th-hour..." November 15

  • 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