Dillon Gee To Be Discharged [UPDATED]
Dillon Gee, who suffered a blood clot in his pitching shoulder, is scheduled to be discharged from the hospital later today after having the clot successfully broken up.
Despite what appears to be a medical success, it is now being reported that Gee will have a second surgery on Friday to repair artery damage, which may sideline him for the rest of the season. People familiar with the situation speculate that Gee wont be able to throw for at least 6-8 weeks following the operation, and that, in a best case scenerio, he'd be able to rejoin the club in September.
While Gee is on the disabled list, the organization plans to fill his roster spot with lefty reliever Josh Edgin, who could contribute significantly as the teams only other LHR behind Tim Byrdak. Right handed journeyman Miguel Batista will take Gee’s spot in the rotation. Batista is 1-2 on the season with a 4.20 ERA.