Terry Collins told ESPN New York this afternoon that the oblique injury to top prospect Zack Wheeler is “not very bad.”
Adam Rubin also reports that “the hope is to get Wheeler back on a bullpen mound in five days.”
As MMO’s John Delcos pointed out this morning, Wheeler sounds like he’ll miss just one more start before he appears in another Grapefruit League game.
As they should, the Mets are handling this one with extra caution.
Original Post 2/27
Andy Martino of the Daily News is hearing that Zack Wheeler will be scratched from his start today because of an oblique injury that happened while hitting in cage….
Wheeler has confirmed the injury and the Mets are calling it a mild strain…
“It’s mostly precautionary at this point,” general manager Sandy Alderson said. “He tried to throw and didn’t experience any problem, but he was sore to the touch so we’re backing off.”
Darin Gorski will start in place of Wheeler in Wednesday’s game against the Cardinals.