Right-hander Dillon Gee has been designated for assignment by the New York Mets after being replaced in the rotation by Noah Syndergaard during an injury-interrupted season.
Gee was cut Monday, a day after he gave up eight runs and 11 hits in 3 2/3 innings against Atlanta in a spot start after being demoted to the bullpen.
General Manager Sandy Alderson said the Mets will try to trade Gee or push him through waivers for the purpose of sending him to triple-A Las Vegas.
Gee, 29, is being paid $5.3 million this year. He has a 5.90 earned-run average and sat out nearly a month because of a groin strain.
In his sixth...