The Mets have sent Zack Wheeler to the minors. So much for the fab five finally getting at least one turn in the rotation.
“They just pulled me in, like everybody else, and told me, ‘You’re going to Triple-A,'” Wheeler Said according to ESPN.com. “You take it kind of hard, because you’re so used to being up here. It gives me a chance to go down there and just fine-tune some things and work on some things I need to work on to get back up here and be consistent.
“I really haven’t proven myself this spring, so I sort of saw it coming, but I was hoping that it wouldn’t. … I really haven’t done that much to help my cause.”
Wheeler had given up nine earned runs in 10 innings this spring; not very good at all.
He also wasn’t very good last season, his first after missing two year following Tommy John surgery. All of this spells a trip to Triple-A.