Tag:

Zack Wheeler

David Wright and Jose Reyes wait to hit during spring training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)
David Wright and Jose Reyes wait to hit during spring training (Credit: Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com)

The Mets and Neil Walker are close to agreeing to a contract extension that could pay him roughly $40 million over three years >> Read more

David Wright threw a baseball on Sunday for the first time since having season-ending neck surgery last June >> Read more

Zack Wheeler, who dealt with elbow tenderness last week, returned to the mound on Sunday >> Read more

Jeurys Familia was absent from camp on Friday and Saturday dealing with MLB's ongoing investigation into his domestic violence incident >> Read more ...

Tags: Bartolo Colon, David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Neil Walker, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler and Terry Collins spent a good chunk of time at the end of today's practice signing autographs for Mets fans...

It was quite a frenzy, especially considering Harvey and Syndergaard were signing at the same time. And, I have to say, though people were going pretty crazy to get to Syndergaard, I actually think Harvey created a bigger buzz...

Tags: Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler
Read More

. (Steve Mitchell)
. (Steve Mitchell)

Bartolo Colon, who signed a one year deal worth $12.5 million with the Braves this offseason, initially thought he was going to return to the Mets for 2017.

"I had the idea that I was probably going to stay with the Mets at the end of the season," Colon told the NY Post through an interpreter. "My family is up there, but it's a business, and I had to do what was right for me and my family. This was a business decision.''

"The Mets did a lot for me,'' Colon added. "It's just one of those things.''

Colon, who turns 44 years old in May, had a 3.43 ERA (3.99 FIP) and 1.21 WHIP in 191 2/3 innings (33 starts, one relief apperance) last season for the Mets...

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Terry Collins (10) in the dugout before the start of a game. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports
Terry Collins (10) in the dugout before the start of a game. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

 

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Friday. Here's what we learned...

Tags: David Wright, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler
Read More

John Harper from Mets camp 00:05:06
MLB Insider John Harper joins Daily News Live to discuss all the questions surrounding the Mets' Spring Training.

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler threw about 20 pitches off a mound on Sunday for the first time since he felt some tenderness in his right elbow during a recent bullpen session, reports Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News.

Prior to Sunday, Wheeler most recently threw for about 10 minutes on Thursday, but only played catch.

Pitching coach Dan Warthen said Wednesday that the tenderness Wheeler felt during his recent bullpen session was likely due to scar tissue, which remains from his Tommy John surgery...

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) watches batting practice before action against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher)
New York Mets manager Terry Collins (10) watches batting practice before action against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher)

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Thursday. Here's what we learned...

  • RHP Zack Wheeler, who has been dealing with elbow tenderness, felt good Thursday after playing catch and will hopefully throw from the mound on Friday.
  • RHP Noah Syndergaard will start on Opening Day, which is April 3 against the Braves at Citi Field.
  • Collins does not yet have the starting rotation mapped out for the entire first week of the regular season.

 

Tags: Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Mets pitchers Zack Wheeler, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman (USA TODAY Images)
Mets pitchers Zack Wheeler, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman (USA TODAY Images)

Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo and Zack Wheeler will compete in Spring Training to determine who will be the team's fifth starting pitcher, Terry Collins told reporters Monday.

Gsellman and Lugo were a combined 8-3 with a 2.65 ERA in 15 starts last season filling in for Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz.

Wheeler hasn't pitched in the majors since having Tommy John surgery in 2014.

"We aren't sure how many innings he's going to be able to pitch," Collins said of Wheeler, who was 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA in 2014. "So, do you burn those innings early, or do you burn those innings late? And that is certainly a discussion we will have as we go through Spring Training."

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Mets Spring Training kicks off 00:03:05
Mets manager Terry Collins and starting pitcher Matt Harvey address the media from Port St. Lucie as Mets Spring Training gets underway.

Mets pitchers and catchers will take the field today for their first official workout of Spring Training.

Terry Collins and David Wright are expected to address the media later in the day.

The majority of the team's position players are already in camp. However, they are not required to be there until Feb. 17, as the roster's first official full-squad workout isn't until Feb. 19...

 

Tags: David Wright, Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Terry Collins on Spring Training 00:08:01
Terry Collins speaks on the feeling of Spring Training and having 52 guys returning from last season.

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Monday. Here's what we learned...

  • Regarding RHP Zack Wheeler, Collins said the team will get him ready to start games and decide at the end of Spring Training where he fits best, with the bullpen being an option.
  • Wheeler and RHPs Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo will compete for the fifth spot in the starting rotation.
  • There is no plan to get OF Michael Conforto time at first base right now.
  • Collins sees the "fire" that he's seen in the past from RHP Matt Harvey. "You know this guy," Collins said. "This guy likes to be the number one."
Tags: David Wright, Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Mets health update 00:03:57
Anthony DiComo and Steve Gelbs forecast the roles of Zach Wheeler and David Wright, who are coming off significant injury.

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler expects to work as both a starter and reliever during Spring Training, he told reporters Monday at Port St. Lucie.

The Mets have discussed the possibility of having Wheeler start the season in the bullpen, which would enable him to transition to the rotation later in the season without having to be shut down due to an innings limit.

Wheeler, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014 - due to Tommy John surgery and rehab setbacks - said he's not getting his hopes up for any one specific role.

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler (45) throws a pitch at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
Mets RHP Zack Wheeler (45) throws a pitch at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Feb 3 | 12:00PM

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler is 100 percent healthy for the first time in years, he told SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio on Thursday.

"I want to be a starting pitcher, but this season I may have to throw out of the pen to keep my innings down," he explained. "I know they're looking out for me."

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

Mets Hot Stove talks bullpen 00:02:48
Jim Duquette and Nelson Figueroa debate what the Mets options are as they look to add solid relievers in the bullpen.

First off, I was wrong. I recently argued in favor of the Mets signing Sergio Romo, but I've changed my mind. In the last few days, I've been talked out of Romo by friends in San Francisco, a former manager and one scout that has watched him closely the last few years.

"He's not their kind of a guy, and Sandy Alderson has to know that," one person said. "Plus, Terry would burn him out in a week."

I think this is probably right. The Mets have reportedly reached out to Romo, but I now doubt he's Alderson's top target.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
Read More

Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) is doused by third baseman Jose Reyes (7) after clinching a wild-card playoff berth after a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)
Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) is doused by third baseman Jose Reyes (7) after clinching a wild-card playoff berth after a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)

In order for the Mets to win 90 games in 2017, they obviously can't get hit with the injury bug like they did last season -- especially not in the starting rotation.

So, health aside, what has to happen for them to win 90?

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
Read More

 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

The Mets have avoided arbitration with 1B Lucas Duda, agreeing to terms on a one-year deal, the team announced Thursday.

The deal is worth $7.25 million, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag.

Duda, 30, hit .229 with a .302 OBP and .412 SLG with seven HR last season while being limited to just 47 games due to a back injury.

He hit .244 with a .352 OBP and .486 SLG with 27 HR in 135 games in 2015.

Tags: Lucas Duda, Zack Wheeler
Read More

New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) throws in the spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Tradition Field. (Brad Barr)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) throws in the spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Tradition Field. (Brad Barr)

Zack Wheeler and the Mets avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $800,000 deal on Wednesday, the team announced. 

Wheeler underwent Tommy John surgery in March of 2015 and missed each of the past two years. The 26-year-old last pitched in 2014 when he had a 3.54 ERA and 1.32 WHIP while striking out 187 batters in 185 1/3 innings.

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

Could Mets re-sign Blevins? 00:02:38
Baseball Night in New York discusses Jerry Blevins' impact on the Mets and where he could end up for the 2017 season.

Closer Greg Holland, right-handed relievers Neftali Feliz, Sergio Romo, and Joe Blanton and left-handed relievers Boone Logan and Jerry Blevins are getting the most attention right now on the free-agent market for relievers, according to MLB insiders.

According to the same sources, the Mets are among 10-12 teams looking to add a left-handed reliever, and they're among the 15 or so teams still in the market for a right-handed reliever.

I believe there are more teams interested in Logan than Blevins, with the Mets interested in both. I believe these two men will get guaranteed deals, especially when considering supply and demand. But, as the NY Post's Ken Davidoff pointed out Tuesday, one of the two may want to take a one-year deal so he can be in position for a longer-term deal next winter. In that scenario, Sandy Alderson and the Mets may be that pitcher's best option.

Tags: Jerry Blevins, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler
Read More

I expect Jeurys Familia will be suspended to start the season. If that's the case, Addison Reed will be the New York Mets' temporary closer. How the bullpen shakes out after that is still a bit of a mystery.

Will Jerry Blevins be back?

Blevins is reportedly seeking a three-year deal, probably worth $15-20 million. The Mets would love to have him back, and I'm sure he'd like to return, but there's no evidence that Sandy Alderson is interested in making this type of commitment to a relief pitcher, even Blevins.

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
Read More

Wheels in motion 00:02:52
Jon Hein and Marc Malusis discuss the Mets' plan of action for Zack Wheeler, including his possible use out of the bullpen.

Zack Wheeler spoke about his health and a potential move to the bullpen during an appearance at the Mets' annual coat drive at Citi Field on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old said he threw about three weeks ago and will do so again around Christmas in what he called a "normal offseason," according to Joe Trezza of MLB.com. Wheeler added that he has not felt pain since April and that "this is the best he's felt."

He was also open to the idea of moving to the bullpen to start 2017, something Mets GM Sandy Alderson mentioned prior to the start of the Winter Meetings this past Sunday.

 

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
MNoah Syndergaard (34), Jacob deGrom (48) and Matt Harvey (33) walk in from the bullpen at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

For the second time this offseason, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he and his staff are planning to change the workload and routine of their starting pitchers, he told reporters Tuesday at the Winter Meetings.

Last month, Alderson said he is open to occasionally using a six-man rotation and mixing in spot starters so guys can get extended rest between appearances.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Robert Gsellman pitches against the Braves last Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
Robert Gsellman pitches against the Braves last Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

Teams have asked about RHP Robert Gsellman, but Sandy Alderson has told them he's not available, sources told ESPN.com's Adam Rubin.

Gsellman, 23, had a 2.42 ERA (2.63 FIP) and 1.27 WHIP, while striking out 42 batters in 44 2/3 innings, during seven starts and one relief appearance for the Mets in 2016.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Hot Stove: Winter priorities 00:03:22
The Hot Stove Panel talks about the Mets' most pressing concerns heading into this week's Winter Meetings.
Tags: Curtis Granderson, Jay Bruce, Michael Conforto, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Wheels in motion 00:02:52
Jon Hein and Marc Malusis discuss the Mets' plan of action for Zack Wheeler, including his possible use out of the bullpen.

The Mets have discussed using RHP Zack Wheeler in the bullpen to start the season, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

Wheeler, who had Tommy John surgery during March, 2015, was shut down in early September after being examined by Dr. James Andrew and diagnosed with a mild flexor strain in his pitching arm.

Wheeler went 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA for the Mets in 2014. In addition to the flexor strain, his return to action was also delayed in 2016 after having an undissolved stitch surgically removed. He also had an anti-inflammatory injection to treat nerve pain...

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

Bartolo Colon recently signed a one-year, $12.5 million deal to pitch for the Braves next season, where he will join R.A. Dickey in 2017.

Nevertheless, even without Colon, the Mets are still set up to have a terrific starting rotation next season, able to lean on Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman. However, their depth beyond them is a bit of a question mark...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, Maggie Wiggin
Read More

In September of 2015, as the Mets were rocketing to the World Series, in the middle of some of the best months in the franchise's history, the team was suddenly stricken with an unexpected issue: How should it handle Matt Harvey?

Tags: Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Last night was a confusing experience. It was painful to experience 1,500 innings of baseball between March through last night, only to see it all go up in flames in the span of 10 minutes. I thought a few hours sleep might help my perspective, but it didn't. I'm still unsure where to begin this post-game write up. So, here's where I'm at with the following...


Tags: Eric Campbell, James Loney, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, San Francisco Giants, Travis d'Arnaud, Ty Kelly, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
Read More

Gsellman's strike out 00:00:19
Robert Gsellman struck out eight and did not allow a run in a dominant Mets' win over Philadelphia at Citi Field.

Mets rookie RHP Robert Gsellman threw seven scoreless innings with eight strikeouts in Sunday's 17-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 23-year-old Gsellman, who made his MLB debut Aug. 23, pitched into the seventh inning for the second time in his career. He allowed three hits -- all singles -- and two walks, retiring 10 of the last 11 batters he faced.

"I was working on my mechanics earlier to fix some stuff and it seemed to help out today," Gsellman said after the game, when asked about lasting seven innings.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Philadelphia Phillies, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins in the dugout prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas)
Aug 16, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets manager Terry Collins in the dugout prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas)

"I don't care who is not here, there are no excuses," Mets manager Terry Collins said during a post-game rant to reporters Aug. 11, which followed an embarrassing 9-0 loss to the D-backs at Citi Field.

In response to one question, he called out his team's effort, their respect for the game and their passion to play and entertain fans. He threatened that if his team didn't begin to play better, he and GM Sandy Alderson would consider replacing them with guys on the Triple-A roster. He then stood up, took no more questions, marched out of the room and gave the same speech to his team.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
Read More

New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (Gregory Fisher/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (Gregory Fisher/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets RHP Seth Lugo threw seven innings of one-run ball in a 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Citi Field to keep the Mets within one game of the second wild card spot.

Lugo (3-2), making his fourth start this season after being a reliever in July and early August, won his third straight start and improved to 3-1 with a 2.19 ERA as a starter. The Mets are 11-5 since Lugo made his first start and remained one game behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card spot.

The Mets, who have been without Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, and will likely skip Jacob deGrom for multiple starts, have had to rely on younger, less-experienced pitchers down the stretch, including Robert Gsellman, an 11th-round pick in 2011 who threw six innings of one-run ball in Saturday's win, and Lugo, a 34th-round pick in 2011.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Seth Lugo, Washington Nationals, Zack Wheeler, Matt Eisenberg
Read More

 (Gregory Fisher)
(Gregory Fisher)

The Mets took two of three games from the Nationals over the weekend, including a 5-1 win on Sunday night when Seth Lugo allowed one run over seven innings and Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce homered.

The Cardinals lost two of three games over the weekend, so the Mets moved within one game of the second Wild Card.


Tags: Curtis Granderson, Jacob deGrom, Lucas Duda, Rafael Montero, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler (45) throws a pitch at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports
Mets RHP Zack Wheeler (45) throws a pitch at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler has been shut down for the rest of the season and will not start pitching again until he starts to get ready for spring training, according to ESPN New York's Adam Rubin.


Previous reports

Wheeler was diagnosed with a mild flexor strain after being examined by Dr. James Andrew, Mets assistant GM John Ricco told reporters.

Wheeler's right elbow, which he had Tommy John surgery on in March of 2015, is structurally sound and Ricco would not rule him out for the season.Wheeler felt discomfort in his elbow after his only rehab appearance, which was cut short due to rain Aug. 6.

"He felt it after that one initial outing," Ricco said of Wheeler's most-recent pain. "He still felt some soreness a couple of days later."

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

 (AP)
(AP)

Jon Niese and the Mets' bullpen were hit hard as they lost to the Diamondbacks on Wednesday nigiht at Chase Field.



Zack Wheeler's elbow is structurally sound but he'll be shut down for two weeks due to a flexor strain >> Read more

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jacob deGrom, Jon Niese, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Noah Syndergaard hit a two-run homer and allowed four runs (two earned) in 5 2/3 innings, and T.J. Rivera went 4-for-4 as the Mets beat the Diamondbacks, 7-5, on Tuesday night at Chase Field >> Read more



Yoenis Cespedes played seven innings in left field during his second rehab game for High-A St. Lucie and remains on track to return this wekeend >> Read more

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jon Niese, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
Read More

New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) during spring training at Tradition Field. (Brad Barr)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) during spring training at Tradition Field. (Brad Barr)

Zack Wheeler felt discomfort in his surgically repaired elbow and will see Dr. James Andrews, Terry Collins said on Friday afternoon.

Wheeler is working his way back from Tommy John surgery and had recently started pitching in rehab games for Single-A St. Lucie.

"There's no guarantees when you have these operations that everyone is going to bounce back from them," Collins told reporters. "After his last start, his elbow is sore again. He hasn't been able to throw since."

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) throws in the spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Tradition Field. (Brad Barr)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) throws in the spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Tradition Field. (Brad Barr)

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler will make his next rehab start with Single-A St. Lucie, possibly as soon as Thursday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters Tuesday.

According to Alderson, Wheeler will throw 40 pitches. 

He pitched in a game this past Saturday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. However, the appearance was cut short after one inning due to rain.

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets were off on Monday, as were the Nationals and Marlins.



Logan Verrett's spot in the starting rotation might not be safe >> Read more

Tags: Alejandro De Aza, Logan Verrett, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Zack Wheeler pitched in a game for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last season. (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)
Zack Wheeler pitched in a game for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last season. (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)

In trade talks during July for C Jonathan Lucroy, the Brewers were firm in asking the Mets for RHP Zack Wheeler or Michael Conforto, two sources told Daily News reporter John Harper.

The Brewers eventually traded Lucroy and closer Jeremy Jeffress to the Rangers for OF prospect Lewis Brinson, RHP Luis Ortiz and a player to be named later.

Instead of acquiring Lucroy, the Mets dealt 22-year-old 2B Dilson Herrera and 19-year-old LHP Max Wotell to the Reds for OF Jay Bruce, who is batting .167 with two HR in six games since the trade.

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

 (Rick Osentoski)
(Rick Osentoski)

The Mets lost two of three games to the Tigers over the weekend in Detroit, salvaging the series finale with a 3-1 win on Sunday >> Read more



Zack Wheeler began his rehab assignment on Saturday with High-A St. Lucie >> Read more

Tags: Jim Henderson, Zack Wheeler
Read More

Zack Wheeler pitched in a game for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last season. (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)
Zack Wheeler pitched in a game for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last season. (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets righthander Zack Wheeler pitched in a game Saturday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year, going one hitless inning for Class A St. Lucie against Bradenton.

In the same game, reliever Jim Henderson allowed one hit and struck out a batter in scoreless inning as he resumed his rehab stint.

Wheeler threw 17 pitches, 11 for strikes, with his velocity between 90 and 96 mph. He walked one and allowed one unearned run. He was scheduled to pitch the first two innings before the game was delayed by rain after the first inning.

Tags: Jim Henderson, Zack Wheeler
Read More

New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler will begin a rehab assignment on Saturday with Single-A St. Lucie and will throw about two innings and 35 pitches, according to ESPN.com's Adam Rubin.

This will be his first rehab game since he had Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow in March 2015.

It is estimated Wheeler could return to the big-league rotation around Sept. 1, which is when MLB rosters can expand beyond 25 players.

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Jay Bruce's first hit as a Met came in the form of a big three-run homer and Bartolo Colon shut out the Yankees into the seventh as the Mets earned a Subway Series split with a 4-1 win at Yankee Stadium on Thursday.



Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins said Yoenis Cespedes playing golf had nothing to do with him winding up ont he DL >> Read more

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
Read More

 


1:00 pm: The Reds have agreed to trade OF Jay Bruce to the Mets, according to Newsday's Marc Carig and ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.


12:40 pm: The Mets will send OF prospect Brandon Nimmo and two-level prospects in the deal, which will not include a relief pitcher coming to the Mets, according to Sherman.

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

Latest update

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler could return from Tommy John surgery in late August, "though that's a little bit speculative," Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters Monday, July 25.

Previous reports

Mets manager Terry Collins said July 23 that Wheeler will first throw live batting practice, then start a rehab assignment roughly 10 days later.


Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

The Mets took two of three games from the Marlins over the weekend in Miami, including a 3-0 win on Sunday >> Read more



The Mets are interested in Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy and two of Milwaukee's relievers >> Read more

Tags: Lucas Duda, Zack Wheeler
Read More

New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees right fielder Carlos Beltran (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran addressed how he feels about being the subject of trade rumors as the trade deadline nears.

"We know that trades could happen," Beltran said, according to the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand. "It's part of the business."

The Yankees will listen to trade offers for Beltran and LHP Aroldis Chapman if they continue to struggle and fall out of playoff contention as the Aug. 1 trade deadline nears, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported on Saturday.

Tags: Alroldis Chapman, Carlos Beltran, Zack Wheeler
Read More

GEICO SportsNite: Mets rotation 00:06:21
The Baseball Night in New York panel talks about the expectations for the Mets rotation and if the Mets can re-sign Yoenis Cespedes.

The Mets' starting rotation last year had the fourth-best ERA, sixth-best opponent batting average, tenth-most strikeouts and fifth-least earned runs of all teams during the regular season.

Of all teams who won a playoff series last year, the Mets had the best ERA and opponent batting average.

This year, the Mets' rotation has the third-best ERA, ninth-best opponent batting average, seventh-most strikeouts and least earned runs in baseball.

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
Read More

New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters Thursday that he has no idea when RHP Zack Wheeler will return to the Mets.

Wheeler is currently in St. Lucie continuing his rehab from Tommy John surgery, which was performed in late March, 2015.

According to Mets GM Sandy Alderson, Wheeler received a cortisone injection last month and has yet to resume throwing off a mound, which he hopes to do this weekend in St. Lucie. In late-June, he was diagnosed with sensory nerve irritation, but no structural damage in his right elbow.

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

 (Tommy Gilligan)
(Tommy Gilligan)

Noah Syndergaard blew an early 4-0 lead and the bullpen was hit hard as the Mets lost to the Nationals, 11-4, on Monday night at Nationals Park.



Steven Matz has a bone spur in his elbow, which might result in him missing his start on Wednesday >> Read more

Tags: Juan Lagares, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
Read More

New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (Brad Barr/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler felt fine after long tossing in Port St. Lucie on Monday, assistant GM John Ricco said Monday night, according to ESPN's Adam Rubin.

Wheeler threw for the first time since he receiving a cortisone injection for nerve pain in his pitching arm last week in New York.

Ricco said the organization will not rush Wheeler back from Tommy John surgery, which he underwent last spring.

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More

New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) throws in the spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Tradition Field. (Brad Barr)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) throws in the spring training baseball game against the Miami Marlins at Tradition Field. (Brad Barr)

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler will start long-tossing in Port St. Lucie on Monday, Mets assistant GM John Ricco told reporters this past weekend in Atlanta.

It will be his first time throwing since getting a cortisone injection for nerve pain in his pitching arm last week in New York.

Wheeler is currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. He and the team have said they hope he can be back with the Mets during July, though after this recent setback it certainly appears as though he won't reach the majors until August. But the Mets have been noncommittal on a revised timetable.

Tags: Zack Wheeler
Read More
Login with Facebook Login with Twitter Login with SNY.tv