June 19: Terry Collins said Thursday that Dillon Gee will likely make his first rehab start next Monday or Tuesday (Rubin).
Gee, currently on the disabled list with a right lat injury, threw 50 pitches Thursday and said he felt “great” (Ehalt).
It’s expected that Gee will make that start with the Gulf Coast League Mets.
Gee was visiting the team Thursday in Miami.
Dillon Gee, who is working his way back from a strained right lat, threw 32 pitches off the mound Monday for the first time since suffering the injury (Santucci, June 16).
After his mound session, Gee said it was a “great day” and suggested he would throw one more bullpen session before making a rehab start.
It’s been reported that July 1 is a target date for Gee’s return to the Mets rotation.
When Gee returns, Daisuke Matsuzaka will likely shift back to the bullpen.
Gee was placed on the disabled list on May 11 and was initially supposed to throw from the mound on May 26. However, Gee had a slight setback and was backed off his rehab.