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Well some good news on the Zack Wheeler front, as the right-handed pitcher will make the trip from Port St. Lucie to Miami to meet the team on Friday. He is scheduled to throw off a mound for Mets brass tomorrow afternoon prior to the Mets and Marlins game. Wheeler has still not been assigned a rehab assignment, and you would expect the Mets would require the full 30-days to complete it, considering the setbacks and length of time Wheeler has been out. I wouldn’t expect to see Wheeler as a factor in the rotation until the end of August.
Reliever Jim Henderson who had been on a rehab assignment has suffered a setback while with Triple-A Las Vegas a few nights ago, as he sustained a hamstring injury. Henderson who has been on the disabled list since June 21st with a shoulder impingement, has been sent back to Port St. Lucie and there is no timetable on when Henderson will resume throwing. Henderson had been struggling in five appearances at Double-A Binghamton posting a 15.43 ERA and a .421 opponents average against. However it seemed Henderson had turned it around recently at Triple-A Las Vegas as he had posted three perfect appearances, but this recent injury certainly derails any chance of him rejoining the Mets bullpen anytime soon.
Aside from the scorching season Double-A Mets shortstop Amed Rosario is having, fellow teammate and top prospect Dominic Smith seems to have finally tapped into his power potential and is having quite the season himself. The 21-year old former first round pick has always been known as a high-contact line drive hitter, as he holds a career .291 average in the minors, and has been known as a doubles machine hitting 33 in 2015, and 26 in 2014. However scouts have always questioned his power potential and this season he has hit a career high 12 home runs in 90 games while producing a career high .466 slugging percentage. If Smith is just beginning to tap into his power potential this season, his star will be shining even brighter when he is big league ready.