According to several beat writers at Citi Field, Dillon Gee is expected to miss three starts total, and not two as was initially expected.
The Mets righty will throw for the first time on flat ground tomorrow and he told reporters that he would like to pitch in one rehab game before being officially activated.
Gee was placed on the 15-Day DL with a strained right lat on May 15.
The Mets surprisingly announced that righthander Dillon Gee was placed on the 15-Day DL with a strained right lat, just prior to the start of Wednesday night’s game.
Gee was slated to start on Thursday in the Subway Series final against the Yankees, but instead the recently promoted Jacob deGrom will take Gee’s place instead.
It was an unfortunate turn of events for the Mets Opening Day starter as Gee was in the midst of a phenomenal season, boasting a 2.73 ERA and a 3-1 record in eight starts.
DeGrom was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas Tuesday. He had a 2.58 ERA in seven starts in Vegas this year.
With this news, it means the Mets will have back to back rookie pitchers making their major league debut in their next two games. Rafael Montero is set to make his debut tonight against the Yankees. Adam Rubin tweeted that it will be the first time in franchise history that this has happened.
Lat injuries can be very tricky to heal, so no herky-jerky moves for Dillon.
Get well Dillon, and get back soon. We need you…