Arm trou­ble side­lines Wheeler

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL -

NEW YORK — The New York Mets have put pitcher Zack Wheeler on the 10-day dis­abled list be­cause of a stress reaction in his right arm.

The Mets didn’t pro­vide a timetable for Wheeler’s re­turn. He was on the DL last month with bi­ceps ten­dini­tis and has strug­gled in four starts since his re­turn.

The team re­called right-han­der Tyler Pill from Class AAA Las Ve­gas be­fore Mon­day night’s game at San Diego.

Wheeler joins Mets start­ing pitch­ers Noah Syn­der­gaard, Matt Har­vey and Robert Gsell­man on the dis­abled list. Steven Matz and Seth Lugo re­cently came off the DL and re­turned to the ro­ta­tion.

The 27-year-old Wheeler didn’t pitch in the ma­jors the past two years af­ter hav­ing Tommy John surgery in 2015. He is 3-7 with a 5.21 ERA in 17 starts.

In four starts since be­ing side­lined, Wheeler has al­lowed 11 earned runs in 20 in­nings, giv­ing up 24 hits and 11 walks. He la­bored through five in­nings against Oak­land on Fri­day.

Pill made his big league de­but this sea­son and is 0-3 with a 5.00 ERA in five games.

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