Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Mets News: Dillon Gee to 15 Day DL with Lat Strain, deGrom to take his place in rotation
In a stunning development, the Mets announced Wednesday that right-hander Dillon Gee will go on the disabled list with a strained right lat muscle.
Rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom, called up this week to join the bullpen, will instead take Gee's spot in the rotation and start Thursday night's Subway Series finale against the New York Yankees.
The Mets were already set to start rookie Rafael Montero on Wednesday against the Yankees. Now, they'll have two pitchers making their major-league debuts on back-to-back nights.
The Yankees also will have a pitcher making his big-league debut Thursday, right-hander Chase Whitley.
The last time two starting pitchers debuted opposite each other in a MLB game came on Sept. 7, 2010 -- Gee against the Washington Nationals' Yunesky Maya.