The Latest On Matt Harvey & Zack Wheeler

By Danny Abriano

Here’s the latest news and notes on Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler

Matt Harvey hasn’t begun throwing –

According to Mets manager Terry Collins, Matt Harvey, who opted last week to attempt rest and rehab in an effort to avoid Tommy John surgery, has yet to begin throwing.

Aug 1, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) throws during the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Harvey’s rehab (if all goes well) calls for a throwing program with a duration of six to eight weeks.

GM Sandy Alderson noted to reporters moments ago that he would like to see Harvey throw in a competitive setting, and suggested that Harvey may be able to do so by participating in the Arizona Fall League.

The Arizona Fall League runs from October 8th to November 16th.  The Mets’ AFL affiliate is the Scottsdale Scorpions.

Zack Wheeler was examined, is fine –

Zack Wheeler, who was shut down for the season a few days ago after experiencing stiffness in his shoulder, was recently examined by a doctor.

Sandy Alderson noted that Wheeler was examined, but that an MRI wasn’t required.  He went on to note that if the issue with Wheeler’s shoulder had cropped up in the middle of the season, he likely would’ve missed just one start.

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