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Mets’ Wheeler Headed For Tommy John Surgery

(Photo by David Conde/Legends On Deck)

(Photo by David Conde)

Mets promising right-handed pitcher Zack Wheeler has been diagnosed with a torn UCL, and seems destined for Tommy John surgery to correct the issue.

The 24-year old Wheeler was expected to be a big part of the Mets rotation this season, and there were even talks that we would start Opening Day after going 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA in 2014.

As what appears to be a formality, Wheeler will head to New York for a second opinion on his elbow.

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Kirk Cahill

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Kirk is very knowledgeable of MLB's minor league system and brings a passion for writing about the stars of tomorrow. Kirk is also a contributing writer for MetsMerizedOnline and MetsMinors.net. He is a native New Yorker and lifelong Mets fan. Follow him on Twitter @KirkC_.