Source: Sunday eyed for Wheeler promotion

July, 30, 2012
7/30/12
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Courtesy of New York Mets
Zack Wheeler


SAN FRANCISCO -- After weighing whether to have Zack Wheeler make his Triple-A debut on the road, or give him one more start with Double-A Binghamton to allow Wheeler to make his Buffalo debut at home, the Mets have opted for the latter, a baseball source told ESPNNewYork.com.

Wheeler is due to pitch one last time for the B-Mets on Tuesday against Harrisburg, the Nats' Double-A affiliate.

The top prospect then is expected to move to Buffalo, and make his Bisons debut Sunday against Washington's Triple-A Syracuse affiliate.

Wheeler, 22, is 9-6 with a 3.29 ERA in 18 Eastern League starts. He has allowed 88 hits and 39 walks and hit 11 batters while striking out 106 in 109 1/3 innings.
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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