Gee to Make Next Rehab Start on Sunday with Cyclones

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Dillon Gee will make his next rehab start with the Brooklyn Cyclones on Sunday at MCU Park against the Staten Island Yankees.

Gee is expected to throw 30 warm-up pitches and 55 in-game pitches as he continues to rehab from a strained right lat muscle.

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York believes he will need one more rehab start to get his pitch count up to 70-75 pitches, meaning that his earliest return to the Mets rotation could come July 9. Initially expected to miss just one start, Gee has been out of the rotation for over six weeks.

The Texas native was having perhaps his best season yet, compiling a 2.73 ERA in 52.2 innings for the Mets before injuring himself.

It’s expected, but not assured, that Daisuke Matsuzaka will move back to the bullpen once Gee rejoins the rotation.

June 24

Dillon Gee made his first rehab start on Tuesday afternoon in Jupiter Florida with the Mets Gulf Coast Team.

Gee pitched two scoreless innings allowing one hit while striking out two.  He is anticipating two more rehab starts before re-joining the Mets.

A possible timetable for a return to the rotation could be as soon as 18 days.

June 20

Mets right-hander Dillon Gee is set to begin his rehab on Tuesday, pitching for the Gulf Coast League Mets.

The 28-year old Gee, who has been sidelined with a lat strain for over a month, is expected to make several rehab starts before rejoining the Mets.

“As good as I’m feeling, it’s still disheartening to think I’m still a couple of weeks from being in a game. But it’s just about building up innings at this point. It’s kind of like spring training all over again.”

Originally expected to miss just one start, Gee pushed himself too hard to return to the mound, and set himself back.

“I’m kicking myself like crazy because if I wouldn’t have done that I would probably be back right now,” Gee said.

The Texas native was having perhaps his best season yet, compiling a 2.73 ERA in 52.2 innings for the Mets before injuring himself.

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