Mets RHP Zack Wheeler has only been doing light throwing as he continues his rehab at the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Terry Collins told reporters before Thursday's game.
According to Collins, Wheeler has yet to be instructed to ramp up his throwing program.
Wheeler was put on the disabled list July 25 with a stress reaction in his pitching arm. He missed the previous two seasons recovering from Tommy John surgery. He was also on the DL earlier this season with biceps tendinitis.
"I sort of expected bumps in the road coming," Wheeler said in late July. "It's just unfortunate because everything -- elbow, shoulder -- feels great. And that's why it's so frustrating for me. The surgery repair feels great. This is something stupid and small that I can't help. I just want to go out there and pitch, but this is holding me back for a bit."