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Mets | Zack Wheeler updated timeline

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:04:57 -0700

New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler's (elbow) target return date is June/July 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Wheeler is worth stashing in cavernous keeper/dynasty leagues. While it is obviously difficult to project ahead to 2016, Wheeler should be treated similarly to the way Jose Fernandez was this past draft season. Although, Wheeler doesn't have the same upside and should be targeted later in drafts.

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Mets | Zack Wheeler may have longer recovery

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 10:11:07 -0700

New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) may have a longer recovery from Tommy John surgery because of the additional torn tendon in his elbow. The torn tendon could add another month of rehab, which puts his timetable around late June or early July 2016.

Fantasy Tip: If Wheeler misses half of next season, he'd still be worth a flyer for the back-end of your fantasy rotation.

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Mets | Zack Wheeler won't rehab in NY

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:16:14 -0700

New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) plans to spend six weeks at home after spring training ends, and then he'll rehab at the team's complex in Florida. Wheeler doesn't plan to visit the team when they are in Atlanta, as well as during the regular season. He underwent Tommy John surgery last Wednesday.

Fantasy Tip: Wheeler won't be back until sometime in 2016, but he's unlikely to be ready for the start of next season, so he'll come at an injury discount. Next season will likely be an adjustment for the right-hander as he works to get his velocity and control back, so owning Wheeler will be wiser in 2017.

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Mets | Zack Wheeler undergoes surgery

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 08:50:34 -0700

New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday, March 25.

Fantasy Tip: Close the book on Wheeler for 2015. He has a shot at being ready for '16, and he would be worth a flyer for the back end of your fantasy rotations.

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Mets | Zack Wheeler to have surgery next week

Fri, 20 Mar 2015 09:02:15 -0700

New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery next week and expects to be out of action through the first two months of the 2016 season. He is dealing with a fully torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Wheeler is predicting a 14-month rehab process and doesn't think he'll be back pitching before June of next year. The tendon issue existed early in his career, according to doctors, and it resulted in a calcium accumulation. "Honestly, I've had pain in that spot in my elbow since I got drafted -- since before I got drafted," Wheeler said. "It just happened to really flare up and be a little more painful last year, but not enough to where I was actually like, 'Oh my gosh.'" The surgery next week will also fix the long-damaged tendon and remove the calcium deposit.

Fantasy Tip: You can count Wheeler out for all of the 2015 season. In next spring's drafts, he'll come at an injury discount, because he likely will miss around half of the season. Because of the long recovery from TJS and the expected hiccups along the road when he initially returns, Wheeler may not be back to top form until 2017.

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Mets | Zack Wheeler has further damage

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 06:58:10 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) also has a torn tendon in his right elbow. The torn tendon is what caused Wheeler to undergo platelet-rich therapy twice this offseason. The doctors hoped the treatment would speed up the healing process and allow Wheeler to continue pitching. Wheeler was cleared to keep pitching last season despite chronic pain caused by what the team has been calling tendonitis. According to a source, it turns out that the tendon was actually "a little bit torn." His recent MRI revealed a torn ulnar collateral ligament, more tearing in the tendon and calcification in the elbow joint.

Fantasy Tip: Wheeler's season is over, and there's a chance he may not be ready for 2016, given the usual 12-15 months it takes to return from Tommy John surgery.

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Mets | Zack Wheeler update

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:19:28 -0700

Updating previous reports, New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) has been diagnosed with a fully torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, and he is headed for season-ending Tommy John surgery. Wheeler had an MRI exam Saturday, March 14, and he'll travel to New York early this week to meet with Dr. David Altchek, according to general manager Sandy Alderson. SP Dillon Gee is a good candidate to jump into the rotation to take Wheeler's spot.

Fantasy Tip: You can officially scratch Wheeler off your cheat sheets for 2015. Gee is the clear front-runner for a rotation spot after he was initially ticketed for a long-relief role to start the season. If he begins he year with a good start, he could stick in the rotation for most of the season, meaning he should be worth a look as a late-round flier in really deep mixed leagues.

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Mets | Zack Wheeler has torn ligament

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:12:10 -0700

Updating previous reports, New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) has a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, and he could be facing season-ending surgery.

Fantasy Tip: Wheeler's absence could end the team's pursuit of trading Dillon Gee. However, they could change course and give top-flight prospect Noah Syndergaard a spot in the rotation. Gee is worth a flyer later in drafts, and Syndergaard becomes a stronger watch list player.

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Mets | Zack Wheeler's test results sent to doc

Sun, 15 Mar 2015 11:12:11 -0700

Updating a previous report, the New York Mets have sent the MRI exam results for SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) to team physician David Altchek in New York City, although they claim to be unconcerned.

Fantasy Tip: Wheeler is battling tendinitis in his right elbow and no timetable currently exists for his return. If healthy, he is likely to be selected in the middle rounds of universal fantasy drafts. P Dillon Gee, who was recently moved to the bullpen, could return to the starting rotation if Wheeler is sidelined for a considerable amount of time.

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Mets | Zack Wheeler undergoes MRI exam

Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:49:08 -0700

Updating previous reports, New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) underwent an MRI exam Saturday, March 14. The results of the exam have not yet been released.

Fantasy Tip: Wheeler was forced to miss his scheduled start Saturday because of tendinitis in his right elbow and it is unknown how much time he will miss. If he is forced to start the season on the disabled list, look for Dillon Gee to move back from the bullpen to make a few spot starts. If Wheeler is healthy, he should be drafted in the middle rounds of universal drafts.

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