Wheeler (arm) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Saturday, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports. Saturday's transaction was procedural only, as Wheeler had previously been ruled out for the year. However, the Mets needed to make the move in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster for fellow pitcher Noah Syndergaard. While Wheeler's 2017 campaign was cut short, he should be back to 100 percent in advance of spring training next year.
Wheeler (arm) had his throwing program cut short Thursday and is officially being shut down for the rest of the season, Kristie Ackert of The New York Daily News reports. With little left to play for in 2017, the Mets decided there was no reason to try and rush Wheeler back into action this year, especially considering the 86.1 innings he pitched this season were his first in the big leagues since 2014. Expect the right-hander to be recovered from the stress reaction in his upper arm in time for spring training, but an innings cap in 2018 remains a possibility as the team tries to keep Wheeler healthy.
Wheeler (arm) resumed throwing off flat ground over the weekend, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. The Mets shut Wheeler down for nearly three weeks with a stress reaction in his right arm, but it appears that he'll now attempt to ramp things up again in anticipation of returning from the 10-day disabled list later in the season. Given the amount of time he's already missed, Wheeler will almost certainly require a rehab assignment after he's been cleared to face hitters, likely meaning that he won't be activated until September.
Wheeler was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a stress reaction in his right arm. This is the first news of any injury ailing the right-hander, although it may help explain his recent struggles on the mound. It's unclear how long he'll need to be sidelined in order to be back to his old self, but more information should come forth as he resumes activity. Tyler Pill will emerge from the minors to replace him on the active roster.
Wheeler allowed five runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out six batters through five innings in a no-decision against Oakland on Saturday. Wheeler has now allowed 11 runs through 16.1 innings over his past three starts. It's a discouraging stretch because he had showed nice fantasy potential after posting a 3.45 ERA and 8.0 K/9 in his first nine starts of the year. For now, it's likely best to leave Wheeler to deep settings, or at least be very selective with his matchups. A date at Petco Park against the Padres is up next for the 27-year-old righty.
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