Minnesota Twins: Gee That Didn’t Last Long, Dillon Sent Down
After calling up Dillon Gee to provide long inning relief the Minnesota Twins have sent him back down to Triple-A.
The Minnesota Twins signed Dillon Gee on June 22nd, 2017 after the Texas Rangers granted him free agency. Gee was drafted in the 21st round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the New York Mets. He spent six years and pitched 679.1 innings for the Mets.
In one game started and three relief appearances for Texas Gee had a 4.15 ERA in thirteen innings but gave up four home runs. He was granted free agency by the Rangers and the Twins picked him up. With a bullpen and rotation that continues to rotate on the back end the team needed arms.
Nik Turley has struggled as a starter along with Adam Wilk, and (insert name here). The Twins have tried out so many different pitchers that eventually one should work. Dillon Gee will have to wait to get his chance.
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Hector and Hughes are back.
The Twins activated Hector Santiago from the disabled list and he started for the Twins Tuesday night in Boston. He did not look good at the start of the game and was done after two innings due to a rain delay. His ERA has blown up to 5.37 after posting a 2.76 ERA through his first seven starts.
Phil Hughes is also on his way back to the Twins but will be in the bullpen after his return from the disabled list. Hughes has pitched three innings for Rochester in Triple-A out of the bullpen surrendering a lone run. Phil will look to bring that success to a struggling bullpen.
Dillon never got the chance to pitch for the Red Wings or Twins since signing so will look to show what he can bring this week. He will start for Rochester to begin his time with the organization.
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Dillon Gee may not have pitched for the Twins during his brief call-up, but you can expect to see him up later this season. The Twins are still searching for an answer to compliment Ervin Santana and Jose Berrios.