Mets pitcher hospitalized with blood clot

Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee will go on the disabled list after having a blood clot in his...

Mets starting pitcher Dillon Gee will go on the disabled list after having a blood clot in his shoulder cleared. (Adam Hunger/Reuters/Files)

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, Last Updated: 12:35 PM ET

FLUSHING, N.Y. - New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee was hospitalized with a blood clot in his artery in his right shoulder.

On Sunday, Gee complained that he had numbness in the fingers of his right hand. After extensive testing at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on Monday, doctors found a clot in an artery in his right shoulder. Doctors then used a catheter to break up the clot. He will remain hospitalized for the next day or two to ensure that the clot is fully resolved.

Gee will miss his next start and head to the disabled list. The timing of his return to baseball activity has not been determined.

Gee, who was slated to pitch in the team's first game of the second half on Friday against the Braves, is 6-7 with a 4.10 earned run average.


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