The New York Mets made their roster move to add Rafael Montero to the 25 man roster this afternoon, and it wasn't the move many people expected. The Mets placed starting pitcher Dillon Gee on the 15 day disabled list with a lat injury. Gee only threw 81 pitches in his last start, May 10th against the Phillies, before being removed from the game.
Gee has been one of the Mets' best starting pitchers so far this season. Gee has gone 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA over his first eight starts, and was scheduled to start against the Yankees on Thursday. That will not happen now, and the Mets will instead slot Jacob DeGrom in to make his major league debut on Thursday night at Citi Field. With Montero starting tonight, the Mets will be having rookie starting pitchers make their major league debuts on consecutive nights.
The Mets are also dealing with several other injury issues. Wilmer Flores, who has missed the last three games due to illness, is still out of the lineup tonight. The Mets will also be without catcher Travis d'Arnaud this evening, who woke up feeling ill after getting hit on the helmet by an Alfonso Soriano backswing during last night's game. Manager Terry Collins didn't answer questions about whether d'Arnaud had received a concussion test, but pointed out that Anthony Recker was scheduled to get a start tonight anyway. Either way, it is a situation worth monitoring.
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