Zach Wheeler to stay in NL East, reportedly signs with rival Phillies

Frank Piscani

It's been an eventful day for the NL East.

Shortly after Cole Hamels agreed to return to his former division, free agent Zack Wheeler came to terms with the Philadelphia Phillies on a five-year, $118 million contract, per Marc Carig.

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Wheeler made his MLB debut for the New York Mets in 2013 and has logged a 3.77 ERA and 726 strikeouts over 749.1 innings and 126 career starts.

He missed the entirety of the 2015 and 2016 seasons due to injuries, including Tommy John surgery in early 2015.

With Winter Meetings days away, the free-agent market continues to ramp up, and the NL East has gotten a jump start.

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