Mets RHP Dillon Gee said on Thursday that he hopes to miss just three starts before returning from the disabled list with a strained lat muscle.
May 25: Gee said he could return without making a rehab start if his bullpen sessions go well (Ehalt, May 25).
Earlier this week, Gee said he intended to make a minor-league rehab start the beginning of next week, which would put him on target to start around June 1.
Gee threw on flat ground at Citi Field on Thursday, he said he is feeling close to 100 percent and plans to throw off a mound today for the first time since his injury.
He has a 2.73 ERA through 52 innings and eight starts this season for the Mets.