Zack Wheeler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Zack Wheeler misses out on sweet homecoming as Mets may shake up back end of rotation

    New York Daily News "Zack Wheeler grew up just a few miles from here. The Mets righthander now makes his offseason home just down the road. But in two attempts, Wheeler has yet to get an official start at SunTrust Park. The Mets and Braves postponed Sunday’s series finale because of rain. It has been rescheduled as..." April 23

  • Wheeler open to shift to bullpen if that's what it takes to stay

    SNY TV "Mets RHP Zack Wheeler is open to a move to the bullpen if that's what it takes for him to stay on the big league roster. "I am not being selfish, I am just trying to prove my case," Wheeler said after Tuesday night's start. "I want to be here and be on this team. Whether it is helping in the..." April 18

  • Mets' 'Five Aces' rotation will finally get a run together with Zack Wheeler set to start Wednesday

    New York Daily News "It’s ironic actually. For years, the Mets’ dream of a rock-star rotation featuring their five young, hard-throwing pitchers was deferred by injuries. This time, an injury will finally bring the one-time Mets’ dream rotation of Five Aces back together. After one start in Triple-A, Zack Wheeler..." April 09

  • Zack Wheeler’s rotation successor has earned this shot

    New York Post "Seth Lugo has spent significant chunks of the past two seasons with the Mets, but breaking camp on a major league roster was still uncharted territory. That was until recent days, when Lugo was informed he was not only on the team, but also in the starting rotation until Jason Vargas..." March 26

  • Mets option struggling righty Zack Wheeler to Triple-A

    New York Daily News "Zack Wheeler not only lost the battle for the fifth rotation spot, but the Mets right hander lost his place on the roster. Wheeler was optioned to Triple-A Saturday. The News reported Friday the Mets were leaning toward sending him to the minors to try and work out the kinks in his new..." March 24

  • Mets not yet fully committed to Wheeler as fifth starter

    SNY TV "While much of the talk surrounds the Mets' much-hyped starting five finally pitching together in the regular season, another bad outing by Zack Wheeler could throw a wrench into those plans. The NY Post reports that team officials were concerned about Wheeler's last Grapefruit League start last..." March 22

  • Neither Wheeler or Matz likely to be in bullpen to start season

    SNY TV "Neither Zack Wheeler or Steven Matz is likely to pitch in relief, at least according to the variety of Mets people I have talked with during the last week or so. I suppose it could happen at some point this season, such as down the stretch or during a postseason roster crunch. However, for..." March 14

  • With Zack Wheeler pitching well, Steven Matz could be odd man out of Mets rotation

    New York Daily News "When Zack Wheeler is throwing his curveball for strikes, especially early in counts to make his 96-mph fastball all the more effective, he still profiles as that front-of-the-rotation starter the Mets envisioned before all of the down time the last three years. On Wednesday, Wheeler did just..." March 08

  • Zack Wheeler to the bullpen? Not so fast

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler isn’t headed to the bullpen just yet. The Mets right-hander certainly hasn’t earned a job in the team’s potentially crowded starting rotation, but a club source called a report Wednesday that indicated a decision has been reached and Wheeler was headed to the bullpen “way..." February 22

  • With Jason Vargas crowding rotation, Mets plan to start Zack Wheeler out of the bullpen: source

    New York Daily News "Shortly after 11 a.m. it started to get crowded behind the cage on Field 6 of the Mets’ spring training complex. New manager Mickey Callaway and pitching coach Dave Eiland watched intently with scouts Tom Tanous and Bryn Alderson in the crowd. Above, on the second-story, covered deck that oversees..." February 21

  • Zack Wheeler taking prescribed injections to revitalize his career

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler’s desire to return to the Mets this season fully healthy is off the charts. Here is what you don’t know about Wheeler fighting his way back: In an effort to overcome the stress reaction in his right arm, Wheeler did not pitch last season after July 22, but to give himself an even..." February 11

  • Wheeler wins arbitration case over Mets

    Newark Star-Ledger "Zack Wheeler may have struggled through his first post-Tommy John surgery season, but what he showed was enough to convince arbitors that he deserves $1.9 million in 2018. Wheeler won his arbitration case Thursday, being awarded a raise of $800,000 for the upcoming season. The Mets previously..." February 08

  • Zack Wheeler only Mets player to file for arbitration

    SNY TV "The deadline for MLB teams and their arbitration-eligible players to submit salary figures for 2018 is today, Jan. 12. In the the event player and team can not reach agreement before Saturday, an arbitration hearing will be scheduled for February. However the two sides can still negotiate before..." January 12

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