Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Gee Not Returning Soon, D'Arnaud Coming Back, Syndergaard's MRI Clean


Mets News and Notes:


Gee Not Returning Soon
Dillon Gee's original, ambitious goal to return from the disabled list after missing only two starts has long been thrown out the window.

Gee is taking a more cautious approach that suggests Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom may be in the rotation for the foreseeable future.

Gee packed up his belongings after Tuesday's 4-2 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates and prepared to travel to the Mets' complex in Florida. He has been on the disabled list with a strained right lat muscle since May 11.

Gee said he threw two pitches on flat ground on Sunday with the intention of stepping onto a mound for the first time that day when he had to abort the session because he was uncomfortable.

Now, there is no set day he plans to attempt to step on a mound again. Gee said that's because he did "too much too quickly" and aggravated the lat muscle on Sunday.

d'Arnaud Coming Back
Travis d'Arnaud got in only two innings behind the plate on Tuesday before weather resulted in the suspension of Binghamton's game against New Hampshire.


D'Arnaud went 0-for-1 with a walk and run scored in his third rehab game. He caught a total of seven innings while with the B-Mets as he returns from a concussion.

He nonetheless is headed to New York to be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Syndergaard's MRI Clean
An MRI of New York Mets top prospect Noah Syndergaard's right forearm came back clean, general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday afternoon.

Syndergaard, a right-hander with Triple-A Las Vegas, had flown to New York to be examined by team doctors. He preliminarily had been diagnosed with a flexor pronator strain, which can be a precursor to Tommy John surgery.

Alderson said doctors have prescribed shoulder-strengthening exercises.

Syndergaard, 21, is 5-2 with a 4.02 ERA in 10 starts with Las Vegas this season. He last pitched Wednesday.
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