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Mets' Gee has surgery to remove clot

07/10/2012 6:28 PM ET
By Associated Press

Mets pitcher Dillon Gee has undergone surgery to remove a blood clot and will likely go on the disabled list. (AP)

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee has undergone surgery to remove a blood clot from an artery in his throwing shoulder.

The team said Tuesday no timetable has been set for the right-hander's return, but he will miss his next start and likely will be put on the disabled list.

Gee complained of numb fingers on his right hand Sunday, a day after he pitched. Tests on Monday revealed the shoulder clot.

Doctors used a catheter to break up the clot. The 26-year-old pitcher will remain hospitalized for a day or two to make sure the problem is fully resolved.

Gee pitched eight innings of one-run ball in Saturday's 3-1 win over the Chicago Cubs. He was scheduled to start New York's first game after the All-Star break against the Braves.

He is 6-7 on the season with a 4.10 ERA and has been one of the Mets' most effective pitchers recently, with a 3.34 ERA over the last month.

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