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Zack Wheeler to be examined in NYC for sore clavicle

May 14, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT

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Marc Carig of Newsday reports that Mets prospect Zack Wheeler has been pulled out of the rotation at Triple-A Las Vegas and sent to New York City for an examination by team doctors after complaining of some soreness in his right clavicle (or collarbone).

The Mets do not think that Wheeler has a serious injury and are hopeful that he will be ready to rejoin the Las Vegas 51s at some point next week.

Wheeler has posted a 3.74 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 47/18 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings this season in the minor leagues. The 22-year-old right-hander should arrive in the major leagues for good later this summer.

Wheeler ranked 11th on Baseball America‘s listing of the Top 100 prospects this past winter.

  1. mazblast - May 14, 2013 at 6:48 PM

    I’m with him for exercising caution. It’s that “examination by team doctors” part that worries me if I’m a Mets or Wheeler fan.

    A bit of advice, Zack–Whatever the team doctors tell you, get it verified by your own, trusted doctor before doing ANYTHING.

  2. sdelmonte - May 14, 2013 at 6:50 PM

    If he’s feeling well after the exam, he might take in the sights. Broadway, the museums, maybe a visit to the pitcher’s mound at Citi Field.

    I think, health permitting, his call-up is coming soon.

  3. frk040 - May 14, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    “examination by team doctors” worries me, too. They have a history of screwing up players: Reyes leg, Ike Davis foot, concussions.

  4. schmedley69 - May 14, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Craig jinxed him by using his as a pawn in one of his posts trying to troll Phillies fans.

  5. sisqsage - May 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    He should arrive to the majors “for good” this summer.
    Yeah, former Diamondback top pitching prospect Bauer can tell you how that all worked out.

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