Flushing, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field. Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Mets Starter Dillon Gee Out For Season

The Mets righthander is suffering from a blood problem in his shoulder.

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Mets' Dillon Gee Has Clean Angiogram

Mets righthander Dillon Gee had to have emergency blood clot surgery in July after doctors discovered artery damage there.

Fortunately for Gee, the surgery went well and he now has more good news from doctors. Adam Rubin:

New York Mets right-hander Dillon Gee received a clean bill of health after having an angiogram in St. Louis on Friday.

The test was administered by the same doctor who performed surgery to repair a damaged artery in Gee’s pitching shoulder six weeks earlier.

“The visit in St. Louis couldn’t have gone better,” Gee told ESPNNewYork.com. “He said I look great.”

(Here’s where you say “You look MAH-velous” in a Billy Crystal voice.)

Rubin’s article says that Gee will begin throwing soon, but he doesn’t expect to return this season. He should be ready to go once 2013 spring training begins.

For more on the Mets, please visit Amazin’ Avenue and SB Nation New York.


Dillon Gee Having Second Blood Clot Surgery; Could Be Out For 2012

After Mets starter Dillon Gee had a procedure performed on a blood clot in his right shoulder, doctors told him he could either have a second surgery to end this issue once and for all, or go on blood thinners, according to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin.

The choice was fairly easy:

New York Mets right-hander Dillon Gee will undergo potentially season-ending surgery Friday in St. Louis to fix artery damage in his pitching shoulder, which should prevent a recurrence of clotting, a source familiar with the plan told ESPNNewYork.com on Wednesday.

Gee is expected to be able to resume throwing in six to eight weeks. But under the best-case scenario, he only would return in late September, or in October if the Mets reach the playoffs. The source, however, said that is secondary to getting Gee ready for the 2013 season.

The Mets, for the time being, will have Miguel Batista take Gee’s spot in the rotation, and will recall lefthanded reliever Josh Edgin from Triple-A Buffalo to take Gee’s roster spot, according to the team’s website.

For more on the Mets, please visit Amazin’ Avenue and SB Nation New York.


Mets Starter Dillon Gee Has Blood Clot Surgery

Mets righthander Dillon Gee was going about having a reasonably good season, and was looking forward to starting the Mets’ first game after the All-Star break.

Now he’s in the hospital for a couple of days following surgery for a blood clot, and it’s not certain when he can return:

Dr. Sharif Ellozy, a vascular expert and associate professor of surgery at The Mount Sinai Hospital who did not examine Gee, offered some insight into the recovery for someone who went through a procedure similar to Gee’s.

“You can get up and start moving within a day or so,” he told ESPNNewYork.com Tuesday. “As far as him going back to pitching, it depends on what the artery looks like — if the artery looks normal or if they think there’s some abnormality in the artery that caused it. The fact that he’s a pitcher and that it was in the arm that he was pitching from, you suspect there may be some injury where it goes between the clavicle and the first rib in that arm. How soon he’ll be able to return depends on what they find.”

Chris Young will start the first game after the break, and for the time being, reliever Miguel Batista will take Gee’s spot in the rotation. The Mets say they don’t yet know when Gee can resume baseball activities.

For more on the Mets, please visit Amazin’ Avenue and SB Nation New York.


Mets Righthander Dillon Gee Placed On Disabled List

It’s one thing when a pitcher hurts a ligament or tendon in his elbow or shoulder; doctors usually know what to do, whether it’s surgery or rest, and the pitcher has a generally-known period of rehab time.

That might not be the case for Mets starter Dillon Gee. The Mets’ flagship channel SNY reports:

Dillon Gee will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a clot in the artery in his right shoulder, the team announced.

In a press release, the Mets said doctors at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital used a catheter to break up the clot, and will remain hospitalized for the next couple of days to ensure the issue is completely resolved.

It sounds less serious than originally reported, but it’s still uncertain what caused this or what future effects it might have. No corresponding roster move has yet been announced, but SB Nation’s Mets site Amazin’ Avenue reports that it could be a recall of prospect Matt Harvey.

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