Wheeler Throws From Mound For First Time Since Surgery

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Zack Wheeler threw 10 fastballs off of the mound on Monday, his first time doing so since having Tommy John surgery before the 2015 season.  (Rubin, Carig)

Wheeler, the second of the Mets’ five stud pitching prospects (after Matt Harvey) to arrive in Flushing, went 18-16 with a 3.50 ERA, a 1.34 WHIP and 271 strikeouts in his first 285 big-league innings after being called up in the middle of 2013.

He pitched a full year in 2014 but missed the entire 2015 campaign.

The Mets hope to have the 25 year-old righty back some time around July 1.

 

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