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Mets place Dillon Gee on the disabled list

May 14, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee follows through on a pitch to the New York Yankees during their MLB interleague baseball game in New York Reuters

Dillon Gee‘s remarkable run dating back to last season will be put on hold, as the Mets have placed the right-hander on the disabled list with a strained lat muscle.

Gee has a 2.73 ERA in eight starts this season and one of the five lowest ERAs in baseball among all starters since last year, joining Jose Fernandez, Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, and Max Scherzer in some amazing (and now 40 percent injured) company.

New York already made a change to its rotation earlier this week by shifting Jenrry Mejia to the bullpen and calling up prospect Rafael Montero for his big-league debut tonight. And now the Mets will also add call-up (and 26-year-old non-prospect) Jacob deGrom for his big-league debut Thursday in place of Gee.

  1. sdelmonte - May 14, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Nuts. I suppose the good news is that it’s not anything worse.

    Tomorrow’s matchup between AAAA starters promises to be yet another messy affair. If you like quality starts, savor Tanaka tonight.

  2. xdj511 - May 14, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    And here I was watching last night’s debacle and thinking that Zach Wheeler is going to the the next hard-throwing phenom to blow out his elbow.

    Like sdelmonte said at least this is only a lat strain and should only keep Gee out a few weeks.

    I heard deGrom’s name a few times and didn’t realize he was a “non-prospect.” Hopefully he can fill in admirably anyway.

  3. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 14, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    Just think about what a hot commodity Freddy Garcia would have been if he had stayed stateside.

  4. tooridiculously - May 14, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    What is the cutoff for a “Non-prospect”? Baseball America had deGrom listed as the Mets’ #10 prospect coming, which means that he isn’t necessarily a top prospect, but certainly better than organizational filler. Also, I guess this may be considered his age-26 season, but he doesn’t turn 26 for more than a month, so I feel like that would make him a 25 year old.

  5. tbutler704 - May 14, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Mets still gonna beat the Yankees decrepit asses.

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