Wheeler was able to throw from 90 feet on flat ground. This is very much a relief, as Wheeler had recently been experiencing elbow discomfort. However, that was diagnosed as nerve irritation, which shouldn't be a major setback as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. The
Wheeler (elbow) is scheduled for long toss Monday, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.
Wheeler has yet to throw since his recent setback, but following a recent cortisone injection, the young right-hander was permitted for baseball activity as tolerated. It looks like the Mets will start slow, with the hope that Wheeler is able to begin throwing off a mound in short order. Regardless of the outcome, it's looking more and more like a post-All Star break return is in the cards for Wheeler, as the Mets surely won't be taking any chances by rushing him.
This diagnosis has to be viewed as good news, as there was some speculation that this setback could sideline Wheeler long-term. It's unclear when he will be able to resume his return from Tommy John surgery, putting the All-Star break timeframe in severe doubt.
Wheeler (elbow) will be examined by team doctors Wednesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Wheeler was scratched from his sim game that was scheduled this week after his surgically repaired elbow acted up on him. Fortunately, DiComo is reporting that the team isn't overly concerned by Wheeler's setback. However, any confirmation on Wheeler's status one way or the other won't be made available until after his doctor's visit Wednesday.
Wheeler (elbow) experienced some soreness while throwing this week and he will not pitch in his scheduled simulated inning, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
This is concerning news for Wheeler as any elbow-related soreness during his recovery from Tommy John surgery is particularly worrisome. Given that his elbow soreness sprung up during his first throwing session since the operation, the Mets will likely be especially cautious with him for now. Wheeler won't pitch the scheduled sim inning this week, but the Mets have yet to announce exactly how long the right hander will be shut down. Regardless, Wheeler's elbow soreness gives reason for pause to owners who were targeting him as a second half waiver wire pickup. More information on Wheeler's timetable figures to be made available later in the week.
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