Mets designate righthanded pitcher Dillon Gee for assignment.
Gee is coming off a start on Sunday where he surrendered a career-tying eight runs over 3 2/3 innings against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. This season, Gee is 0–3 with a 5.90 ERA over 39 2/3 innings pitched, including seven starts.
Gee, 29, was slotted into the Mets rotation to allow their regular starting pitchers an extra day of rest and to limit their innings pitched.
Gee was on the disabled list in May with a groin injury, and rookie Noah Snydergaard was called up from Triple A Las Vegas in his absence.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson says the team will try to trade Gee. If no other team has interest, they will either option or outright him to Las Vegas.
Gee is earning $5.3 million this season and has one year of arbitration left on his contract before he can test the free-agent market.
The Mets are 34–30 and in first place in the NL East, a half-game ahead of the Washington Nationals.
- Christopher Chavez