Dillon Gee expects to have a normal Spring Training

Dillon Gee 2 polaroidDillon Gee is already one month into his off-season throwing program, and expects to have a normal Spring Training, writes Anthony McCarron of the Daily News.

Gee says his recovery between throwing sessions has been better than in years past thanks to increased oxygen and blood flow in his throwing arm.

“One of the things with my surgery we were hoping for was, by recouping some of the blood flow I had lost, that my recovery would be better and that seems to be the case so far,” Gee said, according to McCarron. “I’m excited. The doctor said he was surprised I could recover every five days as it was, with the lack of blood and oxygen, so hopefully that will make it that much easier to bounce back after every start.”

Gee was diagnosed with a clot in the artery in his throwing shoulder after reporting numbness in his pitching hand in early July. He had surgery during the All-Star Break to repair the artery.

Gee went 6-7 with a 4.10 ERA in 17 starts for the Mets in 2012.