Yesterday, the Mets announced that Dillon Gee will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a clot in the artery in his right shoulder.
The team said Gee reported numbness in his fingers Sunday. Doctors discovered the clot Monday and inserted a catheter into his shoulder to break it up.
In the Wall Street Journal, Brian Costa speaks with Dr. Lawrence Gardner, the acting co-director of hematology at NYU Langone Medical Center, and explains:
[jbox color=”gray”]”Arterial clots are generally more serious than those found in veins because they can restrict the flow of blood to muscles and vital organs. The fact that doctors had to insert a catheter, rather than merely putting Gee on blood thinners, indicates that it was more than just a minor issue.[/jbox]
Terry Collins told reporters in Kansas City that Chris Young will start in Gee’s place this Friday against the Braves, after which Miguel Batista could slot in (for the July 21 start) depending on how the team handles the off-day next Monday.
According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, Gee will be replaced on the roster by either Triple-A reliever Josh Edgin or Robert Carson.
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