Just in time for the trade deadline, Zack Wheeler intends to return from the injured list to start the Friday Mets against Pirates at Citi Field, who said source.
Wheeler felt well Monday after Sunday, a bullying session, the first time after he had been lifted on right shoulder last week.
On Tuesday, before the Mets opens home series against the Padres, Wheeler must practice live sewing. There were no strikers there since July 7, when he started the final game before the All-Star break.
If it comes through the live BP all right, Wheeler will all be fixed for Friday, almost certainly in front of a large audience of competitive scouts. This will be his final start before the 31 July trade deadline, and staff interested in finding it will try to assess their health and performance.
Wheeler, a free agent after this season, is the most likely player to deal with the Mets. Todd Frazier, who is struggling on the recent plate, and Jason Vargas also ask candidates.
Wheeler (4.69 ERA) felt shoulder discomfort in his final two first half, he said last week. When he got worse off coming out of the All-Star break, he mentioned it with Mets making decision makers, which triggered an IL and MRI rupture that exposed any structural damage.
In one rotation series, Wheeler lost, rookie kingthander Walker Lockett sanctioned one in five innings against the First on Saturday, collecting his first peak.
Vargas, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom are up to face Padres Tuesday-Thursday.