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Mets injury update: Zack Wheeler still scheduled for early July return

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The 25-year-old missed all of last season after having Tommy John surgery.

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The Mets have been saying for a while now that Zack Wheeler is scheduled to return to the team some time in early July. That has not changed, and Mike Puma of the Post tweeted that Wheeler is expected to "begin ramping up toward his 'spring training' in the next two weeks."

Despite the fact that neither Matt Harvey nor Jacob deGrom has looked as dominant as usual early in the season, the Mets' starting rotation sports a 2.82 ERA entering tonight's game in San Diego. That's the third-best mark in all of baseball and a half-fun better than the fourth-best mark. Mets starters also have a 2.63 FIP, which is the best in baseball.

Assuming that all five of the pitchers currently in the Mets' rotation right now will be healthy is somewhat of a risky proposition. But if they are, adding Wheeler to the mix could make things a little ridiculous—especially if Harvey and deGrom return to form over the next couple of months.