Reports: Mets designate pitcher Dillon Gee for assignment
Only a day after a dreadful spot start for the New York Mets, Dillon Gee has been designated for assignment by the team, according to multiple reports.
Gee has been bounced around on the Mets pitching staff in the past few weeks after returning from the disabled list.
The team originally enacted a six-man rotation to keep Gee as a starter, but soon relegated him to the bullpen. Shortly thereafter, he was called upon to make a spot start for the Mets, in which he was tagged for 11 hits and eight earned runs in 3 2/3 innings on Sunday.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has declared that the team doesn't plan to release him, which leaves them seven days to either trade him or send him to Triple-A.
Gee has spent all six of his seasons with the Mets, during which he's compiled a 40-37 record, 489 strikeouts, and a 4.03 ERA in 679 1/3 innings of work.
(h/t New York Daily News)
No. Dillon Gee cannot be a free agent unless Mets release him. And they don't intend to. If no trade, off to AAA. https://t.co/JJ5Po5slSC— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) June 15, 2015