Dillon Gee

Dillon Gee designated for assignment by the Mets

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Right-hander Dillon Gee, who’s been a regular in the Mets’ rotation since 2011 and is being paid $5.3 million this season, has been designated for assignment and dropped from the roster.

It’s no secret that the Mets have been trying to trade Gee for a while now, particularly once they called up top prospect Noah Syndergaard to give them six starters for five rotation spots.

It’s still possible they’ll find a taker, since designating him for assignment gives them 10 days to potentially trade Gee, but clearly the level of interest in him has been minimal. It also didn’t help their efforts that Gee has allowed 29 runs in 40 innings this season and missed time with a groin injury.

When healthy Gee has been a decent middle-of-the-rotation starter, posting a 3.91 ERA in 640 innings prior to this season, and he’s still under 30.