Top-prospect Wheeler injures ankle

March, 21, 2012
3/21/12
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Adam Rubin
Top prospect Zack Wheeler faced the Cardinals' Double-A team on Saturday, then injured his left ankle a day later.


Right-hander Zack Wheeler, the organization's top prospect, sprained his left ankle climbing stairs Sunday and will miss his next scheduled minor league start, a team official said.

"The ankle is fine everybody," Wheeler later tweeted from his account, @wheelerpro45. "It's nothing serious. I threw on it today. And we are just taking it easy. It's spring training. Still early."
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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