Mets ace Dillon Gee placed on DL with strained lat muscle

Tim Polzer
Wednesday May 14th, 2014

Dillon Gee began the season as the Mets' most consistent starting pitcher. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Dillon Gee began the season as the Mets' most consistent starting pitcher. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right lat muscle, the team announced Wednesday. The Mets have set the right-hander's DL status retroactive to May 11.

With Matt Harvey sidelined, Gee is widely considered to be the team's ace following last season's 13-8 record and 3.08 ERA. He posted a 3-1 record and 2.73 ERA in his first eight starts of 2014.

The Mets will start right-hander Jacob deGrom, a recent call-up, in place of Gee in Thursday's Subway Series finale against the Yankees.

JAFFE: A look into Mike Trout's slump

 

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.