As expected, the
The Mets also added catcher
Plawecki and Robles are being called up due to injuries to Travis d'Arnaud and Jerry Blevins. D'Arnaud is expected to miss at least a month due to a metacarpal fracture of the little finger of his right hand. Blevins has a distal radius fracture of the left arm and will miss more than six weeks.
Plawecki is considered the 63rd-best prospect in baseball by MLB.com and Baseball America. He is batting .216 (8 for 37) with one triple, two doubles and six RBI in nine games for Triple-A Las Vegas.
Robles is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in five relief outings for Las Vegas. He has 10 strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.
Wheeler and Edgin underwent Tommy John surgery last month and are expected to miss the 2015 season while recovering from the injury.
Wheeler was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament after he was scratched from a March 14 Grapefruit League game. A report also surfaced that he pitched with a torn tendon the previous season. He went 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA in 32 starts last season.
The 24-year-old right-hander will soon be placed on the 60-day disabled list before the start of the season, and is projected to have a recovery time of approximately 14 months.
"He is expected to make a full recovery," the club said in a statement, per ESPN.
After meeting with doctors earlier in the week,
The 24-year-old right-hander is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday or Wednesday, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN. Dr. David Altchek will perform the surgery, per the report. He will be the 10th pitcher in New York's organization to undergo Tommy John surgery since 2013.
"[When] they told me on the phone, I came out here and everybody was sort of staring at me," Wheeler said, per NJ.com. "And I was like, 'Torn UCL'. And they all just sort of came up to me. I cried a little bit. They're all really supportive. Bunch of really good guys in here."
Wheeler was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament after he was scratched from a March 14 Grapefruit League game. A report also surfaced that he pitched with a torn tendon the previous season.
"Honestly, I've had pain in that spot in my elbow since I got drafted, since before I got drafted," Wheeler said, per Newsday.
Wheeler went 11-11, with a 3.54 ERA in 32 starts for the Mets last year. He has a lifetime 3.50 ERA through 49 starts (285 1/3 innings). He is expected to be fully recovered in time for the 2016 season. Dillon Gee and Rafael Montero will compete for the the club's final rotation spot.
"They're going to go in and basically clean up everything," Wheeler said, per Newsday. "So, I'm going to have a new elbow when I come out."
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