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Dillon Gee armed with nitroglycerine

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Dillon Gee will have nitroglycerine cream nearby in the cold weather in New York just in case, but the right-hander believes his surgically addressed circulation issues are mostly behind him.

Gee underwent season-ending surgery during last year’s All-Star break to repair a damaged artery in his pitching shoulder that had left his entire right arm alarmingly numb.

Dillon Gee

Dillon Gee

#35 SP
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM17
  • W6

  • L7

  • BB29

  • K97

  • ERA4.10

He began throwing off a mound at Citi Field in mid-September before shutting down that activity for the offseason. He resumed throwing off a mound about two weeks ago -- although not yet at full throttle.

Gee expects no recurrence of the issue going forward.

He visited the doctor who performed his surgery last Thursday in St. Louis and was given a mostly clean bill of health.

“I had a couple of more tests and they said I’m good to go,” Gee said. “Everything was normal.”

Gee still gets numbness in his fingertips in cold weather, which could affect him in New York in April.

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