• The Mets are still watching top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler closely, and if he pitches well in his next outing, he could be ready for a promotion. Alderson said that the Mets would like to cap Wheeler at about 180 innings this season, and he also said the youngster could be on the move soon.
"I wouldn't say there's a timetable," said Alderson. "At the same time, I would say that if he continues to pitch well, he'd be here sometime in the near future."
• The Mets believe veteran Scott Atchison might be back in the Major Leagues after one more relief appearance in the Minors, and they will slot right-hander Jeurys Familia at Triple-A Las Vegas for a few injury rehab appearances before he's ready to come off the disabled list.
"We've got three guys out of the 'pen on the disabled list," said Alderson. "We'll just have to see how things go. Obviously, Familia is someone we're counting on long term. We'll just have to decide what's best for that long-term development, whether he pitches here or pitches there for a while."
Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. Chris Iseman is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.