Dillon Gee has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right latissimus dorsi muscle in his back.
Gee said that he had an MRI and it came back clean. He hopes to be back after two turns in the rotation.
Gee threw just 81 pitches in his last start on May 10. He allowed three earned runs over six innings against the Phillies. He said he didn’t feel any pain during his start.
On the season, Gee has a 2.73 ERA over 52 2/3 innings (eight starts).
Gee to the DL allows the Mets to call up Rafael Montero from Las Vegas without making another roster move. Jacob deGrom will start for the Mets on Thursday.