The second half of the season has not gotten off to a good start for the Mets, and it has nothing to do with R.A. Dickey not starting tonight’s All-Star Game. Dillon Gee was hospitalized after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot from his right shoulder and will be on the disabled list indefinitely.
Gee was hospitalized after experiencing numbness in his right fingers. Doctors at New York Presbyterian Hospital used a catheter to break up the clot.
Gee was scheduled to start Friday night at Atlanta. Gee is not the Mets’ only pitching concern entering the second half. Johan Santana sustained a twisted right ankle in his last start.
Gee, coming off a solid start Saturday against Chicago, is 6-7 with a 4.10 ERA in 17 starts.