After designating Dillon Gee for assignment less than a week ago, the Mets have outrighted the right-handed pitcher and will send him down to Las Vegas if he clears waivers. There had been rumors throughout the season that the Mets were shopping their struggling hurler. Gee's designation looked to be the first step in that direction, but having failed to trade him, the team decided to proceed with simply outrighting him.
Gee has a 5.90 ERA this season and saw his relationship with the team grow strained in recent days. The Mets temporarily sent him to the bullpen following a failed experiment with a six-man rotation, a move that upset him. His last appearance was a start against the Braves one week ago where he allowed eight runs and eleven hits in just 3.2 innings, leading the Mets little option than to designate him for assignment.
Because it is Gee's first time on outright waivers, the club does not require his consent. The other twenty-nine major organizations could claim him now if they'd like without having to give the Mets any assets in return—though the claiming team would have to pay the remainder of Gee's salary this season.