Zack Wheeler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Zack Wheeler’s innings limit could affect pitching-thin Mets

    Newsday "Back in mid-February, when the Mets first floated the idea of a 125-inning limit on Zack Wheeler for 2017, it didn’t feel like such a monumental concern. Wheeler, coming off a complicated two-year rehab from Tommy John surgery, had yet to earn a rotation spot. There even was serious discussion..." May 21

  • Zack Wheeler knows what he has to work on after solid start

    New York Post "If there was one thing to like in the Mets’ ugly 6-2, 10-inning loss to Philadelphia, it was Zack Wheeler. The biggest question mark in the Mets rotation after losing two seasons rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, Wheeler scattered four hits over five innings, walking just two and striking out..." April 19

  • What the Mets are expecting from Zack Wheeler in start No. 2

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler threw hard within the strike zone in his last start, but now the Mets seek refinement. When Wheeler takes the ball Wednesday against the Phillies — for his second start since returning from Tommy John surgery rehab — much of the focus will turn to his secondary pitches. The..." April 12

  • Mets name Zack Wheeler, Robert Gsellman to rotation

    ESPN "The Mets have settled on a pitching rotation, manager Terry Collins said Thursday, with Zack Wheeler and Robert Gsellman filling in the final two slots and left-hander Steven Matz beginning the season on the disabled list. Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey remain at the top of the..." March 30

  • Zack Wheeler has a week to prove where he stands with Mets

    New York Post "Sunny day. Cloudy forecast. What’s next for Zack Wheeler? A Grapefruit League start Monday. And after that, the great unknown for the man whose future has been on hold for two years now. The long-inactive right-hander threw three up-and-down relief innings for the Mets on Wednesday, taking..." March 23

  • Suddenly an electric Zack Wheeler in April seems possible

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler wore the smile of somebody who could skip the team bus and just ride Cloud 9 back to Port St. Lucie. In a statement outing Thursday, the right-hander fired his fastball mostly in the 94-96 mph range — hitting 97 on a few occasions — to impress Mets officials over 2 ¹/₃ innings..." March 17

  • Zack Wheeler can’t exhale — or get his past off his mind

    New York Post "Each day another hurdle is cleared. Each day Zack Wheeler lets out a big sigh of relief. Wheeler pitched Friday against the Braves and came through his initial two-inning stint fine, but it was the next two days that really concerned him, Wheeler told The Post on Sunday. “How I did the other..." March 12

  • Zack Wheeler has tenderness in his elbow

    Hardball Talk "Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has missed two straight seasons due to Tommy John surgery and a complication-filled recovery therefrom. Now his spring is starting out rocky as well. Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said today that Wheeler felt “a little tenderness” in his elbow following his bullpen..." February 15

  • Zack Wheeler wary of bullpen Catch-22: I don’t belong here

    New York Post "There are self doubts. Two years of being sidelined following Tommy John surgery will do that to even the most strong-willed pitcher. But there is also relentless determination from Zack Wheeler to earn back his starting spot in the rotation. The Mets right-handler returned to practice..." February 08

  • Mets, Zack Wheeler settle at $800k for 2017

    Fanrag Sports "Sources close to the situation have informed FanRag Sports that the New York Mets have avoided arbitration with right-handed pitcher Zack Wheeler. As a result of the two sides coming to terms on Wednesday, Wheeler will earn an $800,000 salary for the 2017 season. Despite serving as one of the..." January 11

  • Zack Wheeler on Mets bullpen plan: ‘It might be best thing’

    New York Post "Wheels up for the Mets bullpen – for now. Zack Wheeler gave his blessing Wednesday to working out of the Mets bullpen as he fights his way back from missing two seasons following Tommy John surgery. Earlier in the week, general manager Sandy Alderson said the bullpen may be where Wheeler..." December 07

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