Published On: Tue, Jun 16th, 2015

Mets Designate Pitcher Dillion Gee for Assignment, Is Stephen Matz Coming?


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Fred Wilpon’s New York Mets certainly could use a boost to their pitching rotation. That is why everyone has been talking about when they intend to bring up their future phenom Steven Matz from their Las Vegas AAA team.

Perhaps the team just designated their pitcher Dillon Gee for assignment — meaning they got rid of him — in order to make an opening for Matz on their roster.

The decision came after Gee allowed 8 runs in only 3 2/3 innings in a loss against the Braves on Sunday. His ERA jumped to 5.90 as a result.

Gee gave up 12 earned runs in only 2 appearances after coming off the disabled list a few weeks ago.

“One of the reasons for making this decision today is that Dillon would not be available to us in the pen as of today, given that he pitched yesterday and we used a good part of our pen yesterday, ” Mets GM Sandy Alderson told ESPN. “We needed the additional arm immediately, and this is consistent with our desire to put the strongest possible 25-man roster together each night.”

“Right now we have no plans on sticking a sixth guy in there [for a] spot start, ” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “We’re gonna stay with the five-man [rotation], and if we need to make an adjustment we’ll do it.”

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