Mets’ Gee Out Of The Hospital, But Could Have More Surgery

Blood Clot Broken Up, But Right-Hander Goes On The Disabled List
Dillon Gee

Dillon Gee of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning against the San Diego Padres at CitiField on May 25, 2012. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

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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.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)