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Wheeler blister not customary issue

Zack Wheeler

Zack Wheeler

#45 SP
New York Mets

2013 STATS

  • GM6
  • W3

  • L1

  • BB18

  • K26

  • ERA3.58

NEW YORK -- Zack Wheeler frequently has dealt with troublesome blisters during his career, but the one he experienced during his last outing actually is not the one he typically experiences. In fact, the recent issue was far less serious.

For years, Wheeler has developed troublesome blisters underneath the fingernail on his right middle finger -- including early this season at Triple-A Las Vegas.

This time, the issue is on the side of his right finger, where a lot of hard-throwing pitchers develop the issue. Trainers were able to remedy it entering Wheeler's Thursday afternoon start.