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Mets promote Zack Wheeler to Triple-A

U.S. Futures All-Star Zack Wheeler, then of the

U.S. Futures All-Star Zack Wheeler, then of the San Francisco Giants, throws a pitch during the 2010 XM All-Star Futures Game. (July 11, 2010) Credit: Getty Images

The Mets have promoted standout pitching prospect Zack Wheeler to Triple-A Buffalo, according to a tweet from the team's verified account.

Wheeler was 10-6 with a 3.26 ERA and 117 strikeouts in 116 innings for Double-A Binghamton this season. He's 22-16 with a 3.51 ERA and 316 strikeouts in 289.2 innings in his minor league career.

The 22-year-old righty was the sixth overall pick by the San Francisco Giants in the 2009 Amateur Draft. He was traded to the Mets for Carlos Beltran in July 2011.

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