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Mets injury update: Dillon Gee is suffering from groin issues

The 29-year-old pitcher felt groin pain in his last start and will probably be pushed back a few days.

Dillon Gee may miss his next start with a groin injury.
Dillon Gee may miss his next start with a groin injury.
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Dillon Gee will need some extra days before his next start, which is scheduled to be this Sunday, according to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News.

Marc Carig of Newsday then confirmed that Gee would need a few days to recover due to a groin issue. The right-handed pitcher felt the groin pain in his last start against the Washington Nationals, a game in which he pitched five innings, allowed six hits, walked five, and struck out five. The Mets and Gee fell to the Nationals that day, 1-0. Gee probably won't need a trip to the disabled list, but the Mets nevertheless add another player injury to their growing list this season.

It's not yet clear who will start this Sunday to replace Gee. Terry Collins announced today that he would like to use a spot starter on May 20 against the St. Louis Cardinals, but if Gee's injury lingers then he may need one before then. Yesterday's off-day means that the rotation could be moved up a day while keeping everyone on normal rest.

Since a minor league call-up would require a roster move, chances are good that the Mets will attempt to bridge the gap to Gee's next start using pitchers currently on the active roster. If they do need to recall someone, Noah Syndergaard seems the most likely candidate.