If the Mets trade R.A. Dickey, they intend to fill the vacant spot in the rotation with Jenrry Mejia, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

Rubin says there is “virtually no way” Zack Wheeler will make the team out of camp and also adds, “if Wheeler does not spend the first three weeks of the season in the minors, he would be eligible for free agency after the 2018 season, rather than the Mets also controlling him for 2019.”

On Tuesday, Paul DePodesta said on SNY’s Mets Hot Stove Mejia will start in the Minor Leagues if he doesn’t make the team out of camp.