Royals pitcher Dillon Gee, who has blood clots in his lungs and shoulder, reported positive news Friday morning, saying doctors “got the blood clot out of my vein.”
Gee, 30, was shut down for the season after a scary incident in Detroit last weekend. After pitching 2 2/3 innings in a victory over the Tigers, Gee experienced shortness of breath and was taken to a nearby hospital instead of flying home with the team.
Doctors in Detroit discovered the blood clots and Gee spent two days at Henry Ford Hospital before flying home to Kansas City. Earlier this week, he traveled to St. Louis to see a specialist. In a Twitter post, Gee thanks the doctors at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, in addition to the Royals’ medical staff.
“Just another obstacle we will overcome,” he wrote.
Gee also had blood clots in 2012, when he was pitching for the New York Mets. The condition led to surgery.
In his first season with the Royals, Gee has posted a 4.68 ERA in 125 innings, including 14 starts. He is entering his final arbitration-eligible seasons and is under club control through the 2017 season.