According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have avoided arbitration with starting pitcher Dillon Gee, agreeing to a one year deal worth $3.625 million.
Sep 21, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee (35) delivers to the plate during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Gee, 27, made a shade over $527,000 last season.
The Mets and Gee recently exchanged salary figures, and the sum they agreed on was right around the mid-point.
Last season for the Mets, Gee started out terribly, nearly losing his rotation spot in the process. It’s likely that Gee was dealing with rust after undergoing surgery in 2012 to deal with a blood clot in his pitching shoulder.
In late May, with Gee’s spot in the rotation about to slip away, he turned in a fantastic performance at Yankee Stadium. His season took off from there, and he finished the campaign with a 3.62 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 199 innings pitched. He allowed 208 hits, walked 47 and struck out 142.
With Gee under contract, the only player the Mets have yet to settle with is Lucas Duda. However, there are still about two weeks left for the sides to come to an agreement.