Sat, 29 Jun 2013 11:04:08 -0700
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (elbow) is pitching on two extra days of rest as the team tries to help him battle tendinitis in his elbow. Manager Terry Collins said there is a possibility of him being placed on the disabled list if his condition does not improve.
Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:36:55 -0700
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (elbow) has been battling elbow tendinitis over his past few starts, but that hasn't hurt him. He has a 1.53 ERA with 32 strikeouts and just four walks over his past four outings heading into his start Saturday, June 22, against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:48:51 -0700
The New York Mets will return to a five-man rotation after the All-Star break, and manager Terry Collins indicated that SPs Shaun Marcum, Jeremy Hefner and Dillon Gee aren't guaranteed to have spots in the rotation when that happens. Marcum's $4 million salary doesn't make him immune, especially with the way Gee has pitched lately. Hefner could be moved to the bullpen or optioned to Triple-A Buffalo. "When we get back to five guys, I think we're going to take the five guys that we think are the best to run out there every fifth day, and what gives us the best opportunity to win," Collins said.
Fantasy Tip: The odd-man out will probably come down to whichever pitcher is throwing the poorest when the time comes. The club might prefer to leave Marcum in the rotation since he has bonuses in his contract if he's pitching in relief. Stay tuned.
Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:22:38 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Mets manager Terry Collins said the team is monitoring SP Dillon Gee (elbow) while he deals with elbow tendonitis. Gee said he has been dealing with the injury since spring training but that nothing is structurally wrong with his elbow.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:00:31 -0700
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (hand) admitted after his start Wednesday, June 12, that he has been battling "flexor tendonitis" all season.
Fantasy Tip: Flexor tendinitis is a tendon injury of the wrist and/or palm of the hand. He has been fairly effective at times, including Wednesday against the Cardinals when he allowed just one run over 6 2/3 innings for his fifth win. It appears he is going to pitch with the pain, so fantasy owners can keep him active.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:31:21 -0700
The New York Mets are expected to use a six-man rotation for at least one turn after they promote SP Zack Wheeler to the majors on Tuesday, June 18, for the team's doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves. Manager Terry Collins wants to keep all his starters in line following the twin bill. Workload may help to determine what happens next. SPs Jeremy Hefner and Dillon Gee remain the likeliest members to be considered for removal eventually.
Fantasy Tip: Gee is pitching better of late and has more to offer than Hefner, who has pitched poorly his last couple of times out. It certainly seems like it's shaping up as a five-man rotation that includes Gee, not Hefner, in the not-too-distant future.
Thu, 30 May 2013 15:33:06 -0700
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee could be the one sent to the bullpen when the team feels SP Zack Wheeler is ready to make the leap to the major leagues. Manager Terry Collins said Gee seems to fit a bullpen role nicely.
Fantasy Tip: All indications are that the Mets are getting close to bringing Wheeler up to enter the starting rotation. It'll likely be between Gee or Jeremy Hefner, and it might depend on who is pitching better at the time. Right now, Gee is the odd-man out. When Wheeler arrives, he'll create a mad dash on the waiver wire, so if you have the room to stash him, it'd be wise to pick him up now.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:25:32 -0700
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee got his first win of the season by beating the Washington Nationals Sunday, April 21. He gave up no runs and just three hits in 5 2/3 innings while striking out six and walking three.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 16:07:05 -0800
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (shoulder) walked three in four innings in his spring outing Friday, March 8. The team will watch Gee's progress closely in spring training after he didn't pitch past July 7 last year due to a blood clot in his shoulder. Gee said the injury is behind him and that he was pleased with his secondary pitches.
Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:29:38 -0800
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (shoulder) will have nitroglycerine cream on hand during games this year as a precaution, but he thinks his issues with circulation are past him. He resumed throwing off a mound two weeks ago but he isn't going full speed. Gee doesn't expect any recurrence of his circulation problems after having surgery last year. However, he still has numbness in his fingers in cold weather, which could affect him in New York. "Let's say if it's less than 35 degrees and I'm outside for much more than 30 minutes without gloves on, then my fingers will still go numb," Gee said. "But that's actually getting better, too. I mean, right after the surgery, they would go numb if it was 50 degrees outside. Over time it'll keep getting better, but that's going to take a while. My fingertips were damaged pretty badly because of all the blood clots I've been throwing through all the years. But it's definitely way, way better." He said he's further along in his offseason program than he normally would be.