Zack Wheeler has been frequently mentioned as a top target heading into the trade deadline later this month, but the New York Mets may have to hang onto him now.
Wheeler has apparently been experiencing discomfort in his throwing shoulder, and the Mets are placing him on the injured list with shoulder fatigue.
Breaking: Zack Wheeler is being placed on the injured list with right shoulder fatigue, a source says.— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) July 15, 2019
The IL move is retroactive to Friday, so the soonest he can return is July 23. That leaves Wheeler with two starts max before the trade deadline.