The following update was just issued by the Mets:
Dillon Gee underwent surgery today on his right shoulder to replace a portion of a damaged artery. The surgery, which went as expected, was performed by Dr. Robert Thompson in St. Louis.
Dillon is expected to be discharged from the hospital either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Dillon’s return to throwing and other baseball activity is undetermined.
Dillon Gee will undergo surgery to repair the artery in his shoulder on Friday, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.
The surgery is scheduled for this Friday in St. Louis, and Gee could begin throwing again in six to eight weeks.
Our prayers and thoughts are with Dillon and all of us here wish him a speedy recovery.
Gee was coming off a solid two starts and in his last ten of them he allowed more than three runs just once.
The Mets need a longterm solution to replace Dillon, and I simply don’t see Miguel Batista as that solution.
We have one in Buffalo, and like I said this morning he is ready, willing and able. We don’t need Matt Harvey to replace our No. 1 or 2 pitcher, only to to replace our No. 5 pitcher.