Dillon Gee threw again on flat ground at Citi Field on Thursday afternoon. The Mets plan to have Gee get on a mound for the first time since the injury on Friday.
Gee is trying to work his way back from a strained lat muscle and he's trying to do it while only missing three turns in the rotation. If all goes well with throwing off a mound Friday, he could head out to a rehab assignment Sunday which would help him stay on-schedule. No official word on how many rehab starts he will need as that will likely be determined on a day-to-day basis.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Kevin White has a shin injury and will start on the PUP list.
With this minor injury, White will be starting training camp on the sidelines to work up his cardio and get in better shape. It doesn't look like this injury will deter him from starting in Week 1, and it could give him some extra time to learn from the sidelines during camp. White is one of the most talented rookie receivers in the league, and if he lives up to his potential he could be in the running for Offensive Rookie of the Year. Analysis: Zack Carpenter
Blue Jays designated Felix Doubront for assignment.
This is a move to make room for Troy Tulowitzki, and Doubront was the obvious choice to go. The lefty only had one good start in his five outings with the big league club (all in July). Since that July 7 start, he's given up 13 runs on 23 hits. The last straw was last night's poor outing in which he gave up three runs and couldn't give anything more than four innings. Doubront will look to latch on with another club, but he won't be of much fantasy value wherever he winds up. Analysis: Zack Carpenter