Dillon Gee is scheduled to make a rehab start on Sunday with Single-A Brooklyn.
He’s been on the disabled list since May 11 with a right lat injury.
The Mets expect Gee to need one more rehab start before his activation from the DL, which would likely come during the second week of July.
MetsBlog: How are you feeling physically?
Dillon Gee: I’m feeling good. I came down here to get healthy and that’s what I’m doing.
MetsBlog: Are you looking forward to pitching in Brooklyn?
Dillon Gee: I am. I started my professional career there. Obviously, I want to be with the big team and not have this happen, but it’s a great place to go get a rehab game and get my innings back up.
MetsBlog: Initially, the team said you’d miss just two starts, how disappointing has it been to end up missing more than that?
Dillon Gee: It’s very disappointing and frustrating. It’s tough to swallow. But, coming down here helped me get away, being with the team when I was hurt and watch those guys in person play and not be able to be out there is tough. So, I came down here, got my mind right, got healthy and used the time off to rest and now we’re on our way back.
MetsBlog: Do you consider yourself a front-line starting pitcher, a number two, three, etc., or is that something you ignore?
Dillon Gee: I don’t know. We know that, once the first week of the season is over, nobody remembers who’s number one, it doesn’t matter. it just comes five guys going out there trying to make every start and keep the team in the ballgame and help them win.
MetsBlog: Do you consider yourself a veteran?
Dillon Gee: No, not really. I still feel young in this game. But, I guess when you look at some of the guys on the team, I look more seasoned than some of them, so I guess, which speaks to how young our team is and how bright things are for the future. It’s still tough for me to consider myself a veteran guy, though.
Here is video of Gee throwing Friday in Port St. Lucie, along with audio of the above interview: