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Dillon Gee has not picked up a baseball in 10 days (ESPN, June 3).

He cut short a throwing session at Citi Field on May 25 because he was still experiencing discomfort in his strained right lat muscle.

“Gee did not feel comfortable today throwing a bullpen,” GM Sandy Alderson said that Sunday. "So, we’ll back him off a little bit.”

In eight starts before going on the disabled list May 14, Gee was 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA.

At this point, I'm thinking we don't see him back pitching for the Mets until at least the end of this month. He'll need to ease back in, then throw a bullpen or two, see how he responds, then - assuming everything goes well - make a rehab start, or two, at which point we'll be pushing late June. In the meantime, Daisuke Matsuzaka will continue to fill in, unless the Mets decide to bring back Rafael Montero. It's such a shame for Gee, who really had been cruising for the last year or so.

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