The New York Mets recalled pitcher Zack Wheeler from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned pitcher Greg Burke to the minor league club.
Wheeler will take the mound for the second time in his career on Tuesday when the Mets visit U.S. Cellular Field for the opening half of a two-game interleague series with the Chicago White Sox.
A native of Smyrna, Ga., Wheeler was 4-2 in 13 starts with Triple-A Las Vegas to open the 2013 season, then defeated the Atlanta Braves, 6-1, in his big- league debut with the Mets on June 18 in Atlanta.
Wheeler tossed six scoreless innings in that outing, walking five batters, allowing four hits and striking out seven.
Burke was 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA in 22 relief appearances for the Mets this year.