Rockies, Giants, Padres interested in trade for Mets right-hander Dillon Gee

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The Mets have been shopping Dillon Gee for most of the winter and it appears that they could finally find a match soon, as FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal writes that the Rockies, Giants, and Padres are all looking at a possible trade.

Gee is one of many names the Rockies are considering, but the alternatives aren’t very appealing. We heard this morning that free agent right-hander Ryan Vogelsong was a possibility and it was reported last week that the club has “mild interest” in Marlins right-hander Dan Haren. Thomas Harding of MLB.com writes that the Rockies are expected to make moves for their rotation this week, so we could see something go down soon.

Gee is more of a back-end starter, compiling a 3.91 ERA over 103 starts and three relief appearances in the majors. Relevant to the Rockies, he owns a 45.6 percent ground ball rate for his career. MLB Trade Rumors projects the 28-year-old to earn around $5.1 million next season via arbitration. He’s under team control through 2016.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.