Dillon Gee Heads to the Disabled List

July 10, 2012 12:00 AM

Dillon Gee Heads to the Disabled List

" Mets fans have spent the last two days going apoplectic about the fact that R.A. Dickey won't be starting the All-Star Game on Tuesday night in Kansas City.

Their anger at Tony LaRussa's decision is justified, but they may want to turn their attention elsewhere. There are issues that will actually impact the team's ability to win in the second half and one of them cropped up on Tuesday afternoon.

Dillon Gee was set to start the Mets' return to action on Friday, but he's heading to the disabled list instead after experiencing numbness in the fingers of his right hand over the weekend. Doctors found a blood clot in the artery of his right shoulder, which they were able to break up, and Gee will remain hospitalized for the next couple of days to monitor the situation. 

There's no timetable for Gee's return at this point and it is hard to suggest a course of action for the Mets until they know how long they are going to be without Gee "

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