Wheeler to be temporarily demoted

June, 18, 2013
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ATLANTA -- The Mets plan to temporarily demote Zack Wheeler to the minors after tonight's start, then officially re-promote him Tuesday for his next scheduled start at the Chicago White Sox.

Because Wheeler is technically the Mets' 26th player for today's doubleheader, they can demote him after today's game without the requirement he spend 10 days in the minors before returning applying. No option will be burned by Wheeler's procedural, temporary minor league assignment.

That also means Wheeler will not collect MLB service time between starts, further ensuring he will not qualify for an extra year of arbitration as a Super 2.

Wheeler will not be allowed to be with the Mets between starts, although sending him to Las Vegas would not appear sensible.
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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