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Dillon Gee Status: Mets Pitcher Will Need Surgery, According To Report

New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee could now be shut down for the season as he will need surgery on Friday to repair damage to a shoulder artery (via New York Daily News). Gee was hospitalized on Monday for a blood clot in his pitching shoulder which was causing finger numbness. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday. Doctors used a catheter to break up the clot.

Gee's surgery will be performed by Dr. Robert Thompson at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. While the young right-hander could resume throwing in six to eight weeks, his return before the end of the season does not appear likely.

In 17 starts, Gee is 6-7 this season with a 4.10 ERA.

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