Zack Wheeler pitches in minors game

Zack Wheeler 5 polaroidToday in Port St. Lucie, Zack Wheeler pitched in a minor league intra-squad game.

According to the team’s beat reporters on Twitter, Wheeler’s fastball was between 96-97 mph.

Wheeler is expected to be ready to pitch in the Las Vegas 51’s home opener next week.

Wheeler had been sidelined with a mildly strained oblique muscle he sustained after taking batting practice in late February.