I reported on June 17 that Gee felt he needed another bullpen session and a few rehab starts before returning. There is currently no timetable for his return, but expecedt to be ready to return to the Mets' rotation by the end of the month or beginning of July.
Gee has made his first rehab start, as reported by Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com, against the Gulf Coast League Marlins in Jupiter, Florida. He pitched two scoreless innings, striking out two and walking one. Gee expects his next two outings to be longer and since this outing was short, may be back on the mound quicker than five days.
The timetable for his return, should there be no setbacks, is now closer to the second week of July, right before the All-Star break.
Gee, a 28-year old right handed pitcher out of Texas, made his Major League debut in 2010. Last season, he was 12-11 with a 3.62 ERA. He allowed 208 hits and 24 home runs in 199 innings, while striking out 142. In eight games this season, Gee is 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA. He has a career record of 36-27 with a 3.78 ERA.
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