Gee Update …. More Surgery?

Dillon Gee was discharged from New York-Presbyterian Hospital today, but that doesn’t mean his problems are over.

In a statement, the Mets announced further surgery is possible to prevent a recurrence of clotting: “During the next several days, Dillon will consider additional treatment options, including possible surgery, to prevent a recurrence of clotting in the same location.”

With Gee on the DL, the Mets will call up left-handed reliever Josh Edgin to take his spot on the roster, with Miguel Batista replacing him in the rotation.

 

5 thoughts on “Gee Update …. More Surgery?

  1. First, let me start by saying I hope Dillon is OK and makes a full recovery.

    Before everyone starts calling for bringing up Harvey, remember this.

    The new regime is into slow progress and not overworking guys. They tend to keep with the theory of limiting innings jumps to about 20% increase.

    Harvey has already thrown about 100 innings. He went for 130 last year, so the max would be about 160. Assuming he will make at least 2 more AAA starts before an eventual call up, he would already be at about 112 (assume a 6 inning outing each time). So that leaves about 50 innings, or approx 9 starts of 6 innings (I know that is 54 innings, but stay with me here).

    In other words, Harvey most likely is not coming up anytime before September, and even then it would most likely be out of the pen or for a spot start or two.

    The Gee injury is likely going to hurt more than the Pelfrey, because at least then we had Young available. Now we are down to Batista, Schwinden or other not so good pitchers.