Mets pitcher Dillon Gee is released from hospital

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The New York Mets said right-hander Dillon Gee was discharged from the hospital after having surgery to break up a blood clot in his throwing shoulder.

The Mets said in a release Wednesday that Gee could have further surgery to prevent a possible recurrence of the clot in the same location of his arm.

Gee has been put on the disabled list and left-hander Josh Edgin will be called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday before the Mets start a three-game series in Atlanta.

Gee complained of numb fingers on his right hand Sunday, a day after he pitched. Tests on Monday revealed the shoulder clot.

ATHLETICS: Released left-hander Brian Fuentes, a move that comes a little more than a week after the team designated him for assignment.

The reliever finished 2-2 with five saves, three blown saves and a 6.84 ERA in 26 outings this season, including recording his 200th save May 2 at Boston to become the sixth left-hander in major league history to reach the mark.

CUBS: Signed outfielder Albert Almora, the No. 6 overall pick in June’s draft.

Almora, 18, played prep baseball at Mater Academy Charter in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., and considered going to the University of Miami. He will report to the team’s minor league complex in Mesa, Ariz.

Almora hit .603 with six homers, 34 RBI and 24 stolen bases in 25 games for Mater Academy last season.

NOT-SO-ALL-STAR RATINGS: The NL’s 8-0 victory set a record low rating for baseball’s All-Star Game, just 4 hundredths of a point below last year’s figure.

The blowout over the American League on Tuesday night, which had the third-highest victory margin in All-Star history, received a 6.8 rating and 12 share on Fox and was seen by an average audience of 10.9 million, the network said Wednesday.

The NL’s 5-1 victory last year drew a 6.9/12 and was seen by an average audience of 11 million.

Still, the total audience that watched any portion of the game was 27.7 million, up 7 percent from last year, and the initial rating at the start of the game was 6.5/12, up 7 percent from last season.


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