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Mets injury update: Dillon Gee will meet Mets in Pittsburgh, is likely to rejoin the rotation

After another successful rehab start Thursday, Dillon Gee is set to rejoin the club in Pittsburgh on Saturday. What his role will be going forward is another question...

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Noah Syndergaard is set to make his third start for the Mets this evening, but tomorrow the man he was called up to replace in the rotation will be returning to the club. Dillon Gee tossed six-and-one-third innings in his second rehab start last night with the St. Lucie Mets and will be back with the team in Pittsburgh. This means that a starting pitcher will be sent away, right? Well, maybe not.

The Mets have already made their decision on what to do with Syndergaard and Gee. Though they have yet to make it public, it appears to involve both hurlers making starts in the rotation, at least for the time being. While this is a positive development for those who believe Noah Syndergaard deserves to keep his spot in the team's rotation, as our Chris McShane argued this morning, the news of Gee also sticking around as a starter is a bit surprising given that the Mets—and most teams, for that matter—have been reluctant to go to a six-man rotation, outside of spot starts here and there.

At the least, keeping Gee and Syndergaard in the rotation for a few turns would likely help the Mets pace Syndergaard and teammate Matt Harvey, both of whom face innings limits this season. In addition, it would serve to keep a viable starter like Gee stretched out just in case there's an injury down the road.