NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets say right-hander Dillon Gee is being discharged from the hospital after having surgery to break up a blood clot in his throwing shoulder.
The Mets said in a release Wednesday that Gee could have further surgery to prevent a possible recurrence of the clot in the same location of his arm.
Gee has been put on the disabled list and left-hander Josh Edgin will be called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday before the Mets start a three-game series in Atlanta.
Gee complained of numb fingers on his right hand Sunday, a day after he pitched. Tests on Monday revealed the shoulder clot.
Doctors at New York-Presbyterian Hospital used a catheter to break up the clot.
The 26-year-old was scheduled to start New York’s first game after the All-Star break against the Braves.
He is 6-7 on the season with a 4.10 ERA and has been one of the Mets’ most effective pitchers recently, with a 3.34 ERA over the last month.
The Mets had already juggled their rotation for after the break, moving back Johan Santana to allow the left-hander’s ankle more time to heal. Santana twisted it in his last start and he will not pitch until at least Sunday.
Mike Pelfrey had season-ending elbow surgery in early May.
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