Mets to utilize a six-man rotation after Dillon Gee returns Saturday

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MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo reports that starter Dillon Gee will be activated from the disabled list on Saturday. There was some thought that prospect Noah Syndergaard might lose his spot in the rotation, but DiComo adds that it “sounds like” the Mets will use a six-man rotation.

Gee went on the disabled list on May 8, five days after his most recent start. In five starts overall on the season, the right-hander has a 3.86 ERA with a 20/8 K/BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings.

Syndergaard, 22, has pitched well across two starts, giving up four runs on nine hits and five walks while striking out 11 in 11 1/3 innings.

Report: Rangers sign Jordan Lyles to two-year, $16 million deal

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The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.

Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.

The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.