The Mets issued the following “Medical Update on Dillon Gee” on their website Tuesday afternoon:
On Sunday, Dillon Gee complained of numbness in the fingers of his right hand. Yesterday, after extensive testing, Dillon was found to have a clot in an artery in his right shoulder and doctors at New York- Presbyterian Hospital in New York City used a catheter to break up the clot.
Dillon will remain hospitalized for the next day or two to ensure that the clot is fully resolved.Dillon will not make his next start and will be placed on the Disabled List. The timing of his return to baseball activity is currently undetermined.
During his visit to the broadcast booth on Sunday, Sandy Alderson said Matt Harvey is “getting closer” and could be a “viable option for us” if the need arises for another starter. Well, that need has indeed arisen. It will be interesting to see what Alderson does.