Dillon Gee has been a punching bag at the major league level for much of his career, but the hits were coming at a frightening pace for the right-hander in his age-30 season. Too many of those hits left the yard, as Gee gave up an astounding 1.7 HR/9 in 125.0 frames split between the bullpen and the starting rotation. With so many hard-hit baseballs, he might want to consider putting more of his highly-hittable pitches outside the strike zone. At least he keeps the free passes to a minimum (2.6 BB/9). After starting 110 of his first 114 games in the majors, the Royals kept him in the swingman role throughout 2016 and used him as an emergency starter, but the emergency bell was sounded 14 times. With a 6.4 K/9 and 89.5 mph average fastball, Gee would seem an unlikely bounceback candidate, especially given the fact he was only able to land a minor league deal with the Rangers during the offseason.
Gee (shoulder) agreed to a minor league contract with the Rangers on Tuesday. Gee is still recovering from thoracic outlook syndrome surgery, which shut him down for the season in September last year. The injury is nothing to overlook, as it has proven to be a career-ender in the past. Even before his injury, the righty struggled in his 33 appearances with Kansas City last year, logging a 4.68 ERA over 125 innings. If he is able to return to full health, the 30-year-old will offer rotation depth, likely starting the year in Triple-A.
Gee (shoulder) cleared outright waivers and has elected free agency, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports. He had thoracic outlet syndrome surgery on Oct. 11 and expects to be ready for spring training. However, even a healthy Gee lacks significant appeal, as his production has regressed greatly since he posted a 4.00 ERA over 137.1 innings for the Mets in 2014.
Gee hopes to be healthy by spring training, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star reports. Gee will undergo thoracic outlet syndrome surgery to cure his blood clots in the near future. Although he wants to be ready by spring training, doctors are skeptical regarding whether or not he'll be able to do so. After pitching in 33 games, Gee will end the 2016 season with a 4.68 ERA and 1.46 WHIP.
Gee has been shut down for the year after being hospitalized because of blood clots in his lungs and shoulder, the Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd reports. This is the kind of medical issue that can be a career ender, so this is extremely serious. He was experiencing shortness of breath after Sunday's game and needed to be hospitalized until Tuesday.
Gee (6-8) allowed five runs on five hits and four walks with a strikeout over 3.1 innings in a loss Monday to the Athletics. Gee finally paid for his pitch to contact ways after allowing three runs or fewer in each of his previous four starts. Gee managed just two swinging strikes and one strikeout over 74 pitches. He was tagged for a three-run home run and when he tried to nibble, the Athletics weren't biting. Gee's ERA is up to 4.60 and he has struck out just 87 batters in 115.1 innings (6.8 K/9).