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Dillon Gee clears waivers, Mets outright him to Triple-A Las Vegas

The odd man out in the Mets' rotation went unclaimed on waivers and is headed to the minors.

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After clearing waivers, the Mets have outrighted Dillon Gee to the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. Gee was designated for assignment on June 15. After dangling Gee on the trade market, the Mets presumably could not get an offer worth accepting for the 29-year-old and placed him on waivers, but it seems teams balked at the $3.1 million left on his contract for the remainder of this season.

Earlier this season, Gee hit the disabled list with a groin injury, prompting the Mets to call up Noah Syndergaard. Upon his return from the injury, Gee's status in the rotation was in limbo. He made one relief appearance and seven starts for the Mets and had a 5.90 ERA in 39.2 innings pitched. In his major league career, all of which he has spent with the Mets, Gee has a 4.03 ERA and 4.24 FIP in 679.1 innings pitched, adequate numbers for a big league pitcher, but not good enough to keep him in the Mets rotation over younger pitchers like Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard.