Matt Harvey Will Not Replace Dillon Gee
Mike Puma of the NY Post reported that Mets prospect Matt Harvey is “not a consideration” for now to replace the injured Dillon Gee, but that the door is being left open for a promotion later in the season.
Okay, sounds cool, logic and sanity prevails…
Now who does replace Dillon Gee?
The possibilities are endless… Not really…
Get well soon Dillon, out prayers and thoughts are with you.
Original Post 12:00 PM
Dillon Gee was hospitalized in New York after experiencing numbness in his fingers and will be placed on the DL.
An MRI revealed a clot in the artery in his right shoulder, the team announced.
The Mets issued the dollowing statement:
“On Sunday, Dillon Gee complained of numbness in the fingers of his right hand. Yesterday, after extensive testing, Dillon was found to have a clot in an artery in his right shoulder and doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City used a catheter to break up the clot.”
Dillon will remain hospitalized for the next day or two to ensure that the clot is fully resolved. Dillon will not make his next start and will be placed on the disabled list. The timing of his return to baseball activity is currently undetermined.
Gee was 6-7 with a 4.10 ERA in 17 starts so far this season.
Thoughts from Joe D.
It’s too early to tell who will replace Gee in the rotation as the Mets have three days to decide on some sort of a plan. During the last game in the Cub series, Sandy Alderson did mention that he felt Matt Harvey could join the team this season if the rotation suffered an injury or if a pitcher became ineffective.
You can fully expect Matt Harvey to become the big topic of conversation all week long as the media aided, fan-frenzy begins.
Personally, I believe Matt Harvey needs more seasoning and I hope they don’t do one of those desperation moves that we saw all too often during the Omar Minaya administration.
Back then it was either Phil Humber, Mike Pelfrey and Bobby Parnell who were rushed up in an emergency, and neither of them came close to fulfilling their high expectations. Will this front office fall prey to that strategy as well? We’ll all find out soon enough, but if Harvey does get called up and smacked around by veteran NL batters, I’ll be there to tell you I told you so.
About the Author: Tyler Moore
Tyler is a lifelong Mets fan and tries to attend a few Mets games each season. Among the most notable games he's attended are Mike Piazza's first game in 1998, Todd Pratt's postseason homer game in 1999, and Mike Piazza's last game as a Met in 2005. He's been blogging about the Mets since 2009. He also Co-Created and Co-Hosts the Mets Madness Podcast.
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