Dillon Gee, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list after his start on May 10 due to a strained lat, didn’t feel comfortable throwing a bullpen session on Sunday and is being backed off his rehab a bit.
May 10, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee (35) delivers a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports
Gee was initially supposed to miss just two turns in the rotation, but that was amended to three when it was determined that Gee would make on rehab start before being activated.
Before his bullpen session, Gee was due to return on June 5. That is now very much in doubt.
Gee had said on Thursday that he had thrown a ball earlier in the day for the first time since the injury and felt good.
A setback is never a good thing, but it doesn’t seem like the issue with Gee is something to be overly alarmed about.
When Gee does return, it’s expected that either Rafael Montero or Jacob deGrom will shift to the bullpen (or perhaps be sent back to Triple-A Las Vegas for a bit in order to preserve Super-Two status) in order to make room for Gee in the starting rotation.
For now, both Montero and deGrom will remain in the rotation.