Gee agreed to minor league contract with the Royals on Monday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. Gee will head to Kansas City after spending the first nine years of his career in the Mets organization. He figures to compete for a back-end opening in the Royals' rotation during spring training, but he will have a tough time securing a spot despite owning 110 career big league starts, so his best chance of breaking camp with the big club will likely be as a reliever.
Mets pitcher Dillon Gee cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, the team announced. "I think it's the best for him to go down, and hopefully pitch and get back here," manager Terry Collins said, per MLB.com. "We're going to need a sixth guy here pretty soon. There's no reason why it can't be him." Gee was designated for assignment June 15 after going 0-3 with a 5.92 ERA in seven starts and posting a 5.40 ERA in one relief outing.
Mets embattled veteran starter Dillon Gee has been placed on outright waivers with the intent of getting him to Triple-A Las Vegas, according to ESPN.com. Gee had been designated for assignment after the team failed to find a trade partner. His collapse motivated the Mets to seek to unload him. He had been one of their steadiest starters in previous seasons. He is winless this year in three decisions with a gaudy 5.90 ERA and 55 hits allowed in just 39 2/3 innings. Gee is likely set to pitch in Vegas unless he is claimed by Tuesday. He could also refuse the assignment and declare himself a free agent, but that would cost him the $3.1 million he's owed for the remainder of the season.
The Mets could wait no longer for veteran starter Dillon Gee to find himself. How he finds himself designated for assignment. Gee lost his rotation spot briefly only to start again Sunday - and that apparently was the last straw. He allowed eight runs on 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings to San Francisco as his ERA ballooned from an already-poor 4.50 to a disastrous 5.90. The right-hander, who has given up 16 runs in his last 9 1/3 innings pitched, will be outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas if he goes unclaimed by another team.
Mets pitcher Dillon Gee was booed off of the mound at Citi Field and the fans had great reason to do so. "It's been a tough go lately," he said, per MLB.com. In Sunday afternoon's 10-8 win against the Braves, to which Gee earned a no-decision, the Mets pitcher allowed eight earned runs, which matched a career-worst. It was rough from the onset as Gee was rocked through 3 2/3 innings of work. Gee allowed 11 hits, walked one and struck out four. Facing 23 batters, 13 of his first pitches either went for balls or hits. Gee now has a 5.90 ERA this season.