Former Binghamton Met Headed to Japan
Former Binghamton Met Dillon Gee is going to Japan for the upcoming baseball season. He has signed a one year deal to pitch for the Chunichi Dragons in the Central League in Japan.
He is hoping to re-establish himself as a starting pitcher in the Major Leagues and wants to return in 2019. His deal is between $1.5 and $2 million and he could get $300,000 more in bonus money.
Gee was a starting pitcher for the New York Mets from 2011 to 2014 and then ran into problems in 2015. He went on to play for the Kansas City Royals in 2016. Last year, he played for the Texas Rangers and the Minnesota Twins going 3-2 in 18 games.
Dillion played for the Binghamton Mets on two different occasions. He was with the organization in 2008 and went 2-0 with a 1.33 ERA. He came back for one more game in 2015 and went 6.1 innings and took the loss.
Good luck Dillion and we hope to see you in the big leagues again in 2019.