Dillon Gee saw Matt Harvey earlier this week, said he looks “great,” but hopes Harvey does not rush back from Tommy John surgery to pitch in 2014.
“I want him to be smart about it because he’s such an amazing pitcher,” Gee said, while accepting an award at the Thurman Munson Dinner in New York on Tuesday. “I’d hate for him to come back too early.”
The Mets and Gee avoided arbitration, agreeing to a one-year, $3.625 million contract earlier this year (Rubin, Jan. 18). He is under contract through 2016.
Gee went 12-11 with a 3.62 ERA in 32 starts for the Mets in 2013. He went 10-5 with a 2.71 ERA in his final 22 games.
To see video of Gee accepting his award, and talking Harvey and 2014, click here…