PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (CBSNewYork) — It’s a good thing the New York Mets still have Dillon Gee.
Manager Terry Collins says Zack Wheeler’s spot in the rotation will be filled by the pitcher who was on the trading block heading into spring training.
The team announced on Monday that Wheeler suffered a fully torn UCL in his right elbow, making reconstructive Tommy John surgery the next step. With the 24-year-old out for the entire 2015 season, Gee is expected to step back into a rotation that includes Matt Harvey, Jon Niese, Bartolo Colon and NL Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom.
“That’s why we have him,” Collins said of Gee. “He’ll be the guy. … Dillon’s won a lot of games in the big leagues and he’s going to have to step up and fill some big shoes, but he can handle it.”
Gee was the team’s Opening…
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