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  • Zack Wheeler beats Mets in salary arbitration

  • Right-hander Zack Wheeler beat the Mets in salary arbitration and will get a raise from $800,000 to $1.9 million instead of New York's $1.5 million offer. A 27-year-old right-hander, Wheeler had Tommy John surgery on March 25, 2016, made one minor league appearance that August and returned to the Mets last spring. He went 3-7 with a 5.21 ERA in 17 starts.

, FILE - In this July 17, 2017, file photo, New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler looks toward the giant video screen in centerfield after allowing a two-run home run to St. Louis Cardinals' Paul DeJong in the allowing a sixth inning of a baseball game in New York. Wheeler went to salary arbitration with the Mets after struggling in his return from Tommy John surgery. Wheeler asked for a raise from $800,000 to $1.9 million, and the Mets argued he should be paid $1.5 million. A decision by arbitrators John Skonier, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte is expected Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

08 of February 2018 18:44:24

PHOENIX (AP) — Right-hander Zack Wheeler beat the Mets in salary arbitration and will get a raise from $800,000 to $1.9 million instead of New York's $1.5 million offer.

Arbitrators John Skonier, Andrew Strongin and Phillip LaPorte made the decision Thursday, a day after hearing arguments.

A 27-year-old right-hander, Wheeler had Tommy John surgery on March 25, 2016, made one minor league appearance that August and returned to the Mets last spring. He went 3-7 with a 5.21 ERA in 17 starts.

Wheeler was sidelined by biceps tendinitis in June, went 0-2 in four starts when he returned while allowing 24 hits and 11 walks in 20 innings, then went on the DL for the rest of the season with what the team said was a stress reaction in his right arm.

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