Mets place Gee on DL with right lat strain
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Just as the New York Mets were prepared to show off one of their young pitchers, they've lost one of their most established starters.
The Mets announced Wednesday that right-hander Dillon Gee has been placed on the disabled list with a strained right lat muscle.
Rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom, called up this week to join the bullpen, will instead take Gee's spot in the rotation and start Thursday night's Subway Series finale against the New York Yankees.
The Mets were already set to start rookie Rafael Montero on Wednesday against the Yankees.
Gee has been the Mets' most consistent starter, going 3-1 with a 2.73 ERA in eight starts.