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Mets Morning News: Gee's Shoulder Is Healthy, Citi Field Bonds Are Not

Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links

Brian Kersey

Meet the Mets

Dillon Gee anticipates having a normal spring training after having surgery to fix a blood clot in his shoulder over the summer. The righty is already into his throwing program and says he feels like normal.

The no-hitter that Johan Santana threw was easily one of the greatest memories of the season and Mike Baxter's diving catch to save it is one that should go down forever in franchise history.

Citi Field's bond ratings were lowered from BB+ down to BB by Standard & Poor's.

Recent acquisition Greg Burke has flown under the radar so far but considering his addition to the 40-man roster and the current lack of depth, it looks like the sidearming righty may have a pretty good shot to make the club's bullpen.

Around the Majors

Ugueth Urbina is out of prison and is working out with the Caracas Lions in hopes of landing a professional contract. The 39-year old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2005. Question to ponder: who pitches more major league innings over the next 10 years – Ugueth or his son and Mets farmhand Juan Urbina? Think I'm going to go with Ugueth.

Adam LaRoche is still a free agent and while he's hoping to re-sign with the Nationals, he's keeping his options open.

Michael Young won't participate in the World Baseball Classic because he wants to spend all of spring training in Phillies camp. Grission!

The Marlins have no interest in Cuban defectors Dariel Alvarez and Aledmys Diaz.

Yesterday At AA

Bluebird Banter gives us a quick scouting report of recently signed lefty Aaron Laffey.

Yesterday was the anniversary of Jason Bay day. Now I know why it felt like a bad day!