Another Mets pitcher has landed on the disabled list. The Mets announced on Wednesday that starter Zack Wheeler has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with biceps tendinitis. In related roster moves, the club optioned infielder Matt Reynolds to Triple-A Las Vegas and recalled pitchers Tyler Pill and Erik Goeddel from Las Vegas.
Wheeler, 27, was lit up in each of his last two starts, giving up eight runs in 1 2/3 innings to the Cubs and seven runs in two innings against the Dodgers. The outings ballooned his ERA from 3.45 to 5.29.
Wheeler joins an ever-growing list of injured Mets. Fellow pitchers Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Tommy Milone, Josh Smoker, and Jeurys Familia are on the sidelines, as well as position players David Wright, Asdrubal Cabrera, Neil Walker, and Juan Lagares. The Mets entered play Wednesday 31-39 and in fourth place in the NL East.