Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Injury Update: Dillon Gee has been hospitalized with blood clot in right shoulder


Dillon Gee has been hospitalized in New York. Here's the team's 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 had been scheduled to start Friday's opener in Atlanta.

If the Mets again rearranged their rotation, they could wait until as late as July 21 to require a fifth starter thanks to the All-Star break and another off-day Monday. Gee, with backdating, would be eligible to return from the DL two days later. So, conceivably, the Mets would need as few as one spot start.

So it's entirely conceivable the Mets just promote a reliever, say lefty Josh Edgin, to take Gee's roster spot for now.
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