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Dillon Gee to start on Sunday; Mets going to "light" six-man rotation

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Preferring not to implement a formal six-man rotation, the Mets are planning to slot Dillon Gee back into the rotation when they can, starting on Sunday.

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The Mets' five-man rotation hasn't lasted very long. Dillon Gee has been listed as the starter for Sunday's game, with Noah Syndergaard pitching Monday against the Blue Jays.

It has been quite the controversy for the Mets the past couple of weeks with their six-man rotation. It got so big that the Mets decided to scrap the idea and go back to a five-man rotation, or at least that was the original plan. Now it seems that Gee is going to serve as a swingman, and the Mets will try to get him spot starts to give some of their young arms an extra day.

The innings limits for guys like Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard have created quite the dilemma for both Terry Collins, who has called it a literal pain in his "butt" (he used a more colorful term) and for Sandy Alderson. And it seems like the circus will continue for the time being.