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Mets shut down Zack Wheeler for the rest of the season

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 17: Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets pitches in the second inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 17, 2017 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

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Another day, another dose of injury-related news for the Mets. James Wagner of The New York Times reports that the Mets have shut down starter Zack Wheeler for the remainder of the season. Wheeler was placed on the disabled list last month with a stress reaction in his right arm. He recently tried to resume a throwing program and apparently faced a setback.

Wheeler, 27, ends his 2017 campaign with a 5.21 ERA and an 81/40 K/BB ratio over 86 1/3 innings. The right-hander will be eligible for arbitration for the second of three seasons going into the offseason.

Steven Matz underwent season-ending surgery on Wednesday. The Mets have also been without Noah Syndergaard and have dealt with injuries to other pitchers including Matt Harvey, Seth Lugo, and Jeurys Familia (who will be activated soon). It’s been a rough year.

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