7:39 p.m.: The Mets are now debating whether to bring Dillon Gee back before the All-Star break, or to wait until after the break to activate him (Vorkunov, July 1).
If Gee’s return is delayed, it would be done so in order to prevent Gee from being idle for eight days or more between starts.
According to the Mets, Dillon Gee will make his next rehab start this Friday for Single-A Brooklyn.
It will be Gee’s third rehab start since being placed on the disabled list on May 11 with a right lat injury.
During his rehab start this past Sunday, also for Brooklyn, Gee tossed 55 pitches while allowing one run in 2 2/3 innings pitched.
Friday is expected to be Gee’s final rehab start before rejoining the Mets.
When Gee is activated from the disabled list, it’s expected that Daisuke Matsuzaka will shift from the starting rotation to the bullpen.