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Zack Wheeler has been scratched from today's start because of a mild oblique injury suffered during batting practice, Sandy Alderson told reporters today.

Darin Gorski will start today's game in place of Wheeler.

11:56 am: Wheeler told reporters he is disappointed, but it's better to be cautious now than risk missing significant time during the regular season.

11:50 am: It would be better if he didn't do this at all, obviously, but as it is this is no big deal... yet. It's February and these things happen. I'm sure they're all just being overly cautious, as they should be. More important is what happens in his next start...

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