East Notes: Gee, Mets, Garza, Jones

Here's a look at items out of the AL and NL East..

  • Mets right-hander Dillon Gee will undergo potentially season-ending surgery on Friday to repair artery damage in his shoulder, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.  Gee should be able to throw in six to eight weeks but the best case scenario would be a late September or October return if the Mets reach the playoffs.
  • Rays pitcher David Price hopes that former teammate Matt Garza finds his way back to the American League East, writes Alex Speier of WEEI.com.  The two hurlers speak on a daily basis and Price wants to see his friend in person more often during the course of the season.
  • Chipper Jones said he might work in television or consult for the Braves once he retires following the 2012 season, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.  However, he insists that he won't change his mind about retiring, no matter how well he plays from here on out.  “To be honest, I don’t want the lifestyle anymore,” Jones said. “I don’t want the schedule, the major league schedule anymore. I’ve been living out of suitcases for 23 years.

19 Responses to East Notes: Gee, Mets, Garza, Jones Leave a Reply

  1. Avi Lerner 3 years ago

    A real shame that Gee had this happen to him.

    • Tko11 3 years ago

      So Miguel Bautista is supposed to take over for him?? That cant be good

      • wnymetsfan 3 years ago

        Wouldn’t surprise me if now that it looks like the rest of the season that Harvey gets called up.  If ended up just being 1 or 2 starts I think they would have just went with Bautista instead of potentially wasting an option year and having to make a 40 man move but I can’t pitcher them going with Miquel for the rest of the year.

        • Tko11 3 years ago

          If calling up Harvey means they increase their chances at the playoffs, I don’t think they should look at service time. 

          • NiceBatter 3 years ago

            Harvey is the clear choice, let Wheeler compete next year

        • Blue387 3 years ago

          Gee will probably be out for the rest of the season so I would not object to bringing up Harvey for the remaining six to eight weeks. I am concerned Harvey might not yet be ready to face major league hitters though.

          • Tim McCollum 3 years ago

            If you aren’t going to bring him now then what do you have him for?

            He HAS to be the play now.

          • Blue387 3 years ago

            Two words: Mike Pelfrey.

    • BradyAndersonsSideburns 3 years ago

      I agree.  I hate to see that happen to anyone.  He looked really good against the O’s a few weeks back.  I was hoping that the O’s could do something against him after going against Dickey and Santana the first two games but he came in and pitched very well.  Sad sad sad.

  2. Alex Sanchez 3 years ago

    Athletes should take a close look at Chipper. He is doing everything exactly the way he should in his final year. Stay with the team that drafted you, say all the right things, and go out with class. Bravo.

  3. jammin502 3 years ago

    I have never been a Braves fan but I hope that Chipper finishes strong and healthy, goes into the HOF on the first ballot, and has a successful 2nd career and retirement!

    • westcoastwhitesox 3 years ago

      I totally agree with you, jammin502

      • jammin502 3 years ago

        Wow, White Sox fan and Cub fan agreeing on something lol!

        • westcoastwhitesox 3 years ago

           Oh, no no no. I changed my mind, I totally disagree with you now.  Forget everything I said before.

  4. EdinsonPickle 3 years ago

    I’m going to miss Chipper. He’s been on the diamond for what seems like forever and a day. I’m glad he’s getting to go out on his terms though, and he’s gotten a great send off in his final year with the All-Star game and his farewell tour. 

  5. opp test 3 years ago

    I would have thought when Chipper retires, that he would want to become the next spokesperson for Hooters.

  6. inkstainedscribe 3 years ago

    Chipper: part-time roving hitting instructor for a few seasons (if he really is tired of living out of a suitcase) before becoming a major league hitting coach. It seems too obvious.

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