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Wheeler first start on Monday

Courtesy of Tom Medina/San Francisco Giants

Zack Wheeler expects to make his first start Monday with Class A St. Lucie.

Newly acquired Zack Wheeler expects to make his Mets debut on Monday with Class A St. Lucie at Dunedin, he tweeted. Wheeler, the sixth overall pick in the 2009 draft, was acquired for Carlos Beltran.

Wheeler flew to his family home in Atlanta on Thursday night and will head to Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Friday morning.