Sandy Alderson said that he expects Dillon Gee to return from the disabled list after two turns through the rotation.
“I don’t want to create a Noah-watch here, but you never know what’s going to happen,” the general manager said, referring to top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard.
Alderson said that the Super-2 status of his young pitchers, including Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom — who make their major league debuts over next two days — has not been a consideration.
Both Montero and deGrom were discussed as possibilities to join the bullpen, but both will join the rotation with Gee’s injury and Jenrry Mejia moving to the bullpen.
In regards to whether Syndergaard could end up pitching in relief, Assistant GM John Ricco said, “The conversations we’ve had internally indicate all options are open,” and he shouldn’t be separated from Montero and deGrom (Daily News, May 7).