The move was backdated to Wheeler's last start, which still makes him eligible to make his next start with Triple-A Las Vegas Wednesday. He was cleared of any structural damage during a visit with team doctors in New York and has resumed throwing, after receiving a cortisone injection Wednesday.
Wheeler is 2-1 with a 3.74 ERA in eight starts at Triple-A.
Wheeler is expected to miss just one start due to the issue.
Wheeler is 2-1 with a 3.74 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 47:18 K:BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings this season. He last pitched on May 11.
"All good," Wheeler's agent Al Goetz sent in a text message. "No structural damage."
Wheeler has been diagnosed with a bout of inflammation and received a cortisone injection, according to ESPN. He's expected to start throwing in a couple of days.
"I think we're being a little conservative," Ricco said, per ESPN.
Wheeler has rebounded after a slow start. He's 2-1 with a 3.74 ERA and .242 opponents' batting average through eight starts. He also has 47 strikeouts in 43 1/3 innings.
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