Sandy Alderson told reporters today that there is “no scenario” in which Zack Wheeler will pitch in the Major Leagues this season.
Alderson said Wheeler should be promoted to Triple-A Buffalo soon.
Wheeler is 9-4 this season at Double-A and his 2.39 ERA is second best in the Eastern League.
On Saturday, Terry Collins suggested Wheeler might be able to contribute at the major League Level this season.
“It’s not that I have this hard and fast belief that everyone needs to take one step at a time, but we have other options,” Alderson later told WFAN’s Mike Francesa. “He’s come quickly, and we think he’ll pitch well at Triple-A.”