September 4th, 2016

Lucas Duda might return for the Postseason, if the situation presents itself

Do you guys remember in 2013, when Allen Craig, rehabbing from an injury, came back to play as a DH in the World Series, after missing the majority of the summer and the first rounds of the Postseason? Well, the Mets are hoping that they have a similar scenario with Lucas Duda, a guy who hit 30 homeruns two years in a row.

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According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Lucas Duda has not been shut down completely for the season, there still is, some, small, hope:

We will have to see if he will have enough time to rehab. The Minor League seasons are ending rapidly, and while it looks like the Mets will have some minor league teams in their postseason leagues, they will probably end before Duda will be ready to play games, which could relegate him to an organizational league, or, he could come right up for Major League action. We will see.

Zack Wheeler shut down for the remainder of the season

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Anyone else starting to forget that this guy is a Met? Wheeler has been removed from major league play for a while now, since early September of 2014, and he’s faced injury after injury after injury.

According to NJ.com, Zack Wheeler is done for the season,  according to Terry Collins who told reporters on Saturday at Citi Field.

“We started out the year very confident that in July he’d be back,” manager Terry Collins said in August. “As the summer proceeded on, he just never felt comfortable, never felt comfortable, especially in the last month where every time it seemed like he got on the mound, all of a sudden there was discomfort. We realized that this may not be what we thought was going to happen. We’re very disappointed.” (NJ.com)

We did get to see Wheeler play in St.Lucie for the single-a team in August, but things quickly went down hill from there, and now all of the focus is centered around 2017.