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Jake McGee | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jake McGee (elbow) is due to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.
McGee was originally slated to join Charlotte on Monday, but the Rays wanted to see a couple more bullpen sessions from the left-hander, who's coming off December elbow surgery. He's now trending toward an early-May debut, and the talented 28-year-old should move back into Tampa Bay's ninth-inning gig rather quickly. McGee posted a 1.89 ERA in 71 1/3 innings last season. Apr 27 - 3:08 PM

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Jake McGee (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Saturday.

McGee had his minor league rehab assignment pushed back after he experienced general soreness after an appearance in extended spring training last week. If all goes well, he should begin that rehab assignment at some point during the week, with a return to the Rays bullpen not long after.
Apr 25 - 8:46 AM

Jake McGee (elbow) said Tuesday that his minor league rehab assignment has been delayed after his body felt sore after an extended spring training appearance last week.

McGee was originally slated to join Triple-A Durham on Monday, but it's now a day-to-day type of situation. The good news is that he says his elbow feels fine, but he might not be ready by the start of May as some fantasy owners were hoping.
Apr 21 - 4:03 PM

Jake McGee (elbow) is scheduled to join Triple-A Durham on Monday for a rehab assignment.

McGee has already pitched in a few extended spring training games without issue. He expects to make several appearances for Durham before joining the Rays' bullpen around May 1. The left-handed closer is on his way back from December elbow surgery. He saved 19 games last season alongside a 1.89 ERA and should promptly steal ninth-inning duties back from Brad Boxberger.
Apr 20 - 8:49 AM

Jake McGee (elbow) threw an inning Thursday in an extended spring training game.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said that McGee felt good. It's unclear what the next step will be, but he could soon be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment. If all goes well, he figures to join the Rays' bullpen in late April or early May. McGee is currently working his way back from December arthroscopic elbow surgery.
Apr 16 - 5:47 PM

Jake McGee (elbow) is scheduled to make his first appearance Thursday in an extended spring training game.

It's another big step for the rehabbing left-hander, who figures to join the Rays' bullpen sometime in late April or early May. McGee, who saved 19 games in 2014 alongside a sparkling 1.89 ERA, is on his way back from December arthroscopic elbow surgery. Brad Boxberger has been the primary closer for Tampa Bay in his absence.
Apr 16 - 9:16 AM

Jake McGee (elbow) is scheduled to throw his first round of live batting practice Thursday.

It'll be a big step for the rehabbing Rays closer, who underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow back in December. McGee is aiming to join the Rays' bullpen sometime in early May. Brad Boxberger is handling the bulk of save opportunities for now.
Apr 8 - 4:30 PM

Rays placed LHP Jake McGee on the 15-day disabled list with a left elbow injury.

McGee underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow back in December and is expected to be on the disabled list for all of April. Brad Boxberger is the favorite for save chances until he returns.
Apr 6 - 12:08 AM

Jake McGee (elbow) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Tuesday in Rays camp.

It'll be his fourth bullpen session of the spring. McGee underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow back in December and is expected to be on the disabled list for all of April. Brad Boxberger is looking like the fill-in closer in Tampa Bay.
Mar 30 - 10:03 AM

Jake McGee (elbow) threw another bullpen session Tuesday.

It was his third session of the spring as he makes his way back from December arthroscopic surgery elbow surgery. He's expected to throw five more before facing hitters. As of now, McGee appears likely to miss the first month of the season.
Mar 24 - 12:55 PM

Jake McGee threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since elbow surgery in December.

McGee, who had arthroscopic surgery to remove a loose body from his elbow, threw about 20 pitches. As of now, he's expected back in late April or early May. Brad Boxberger is the likely favorite to fill in at closer.
Mar 17 - 10:54 AM

Jake McGee (elbow) will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

It's his first time throwing from the bump since he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his pitching elbow in December. The Rays are hopeful that McGee will be ready to rejoin their bullpen in late April/early May. Brad Boxberger should fill in at closer until the left-hander is ready.
Mar 15 - 9:42 AM

Jake McGee (elbow) is now throwing from a distance of 105 feet.

McGee is currently working his way back from arthroscopic surgery in December to remove a loose body from his elbow. He's slowly progressing with his throwing program and the Rays expect him to begin the season on the disabled list, but he could be ready by late April or early May if all goes well.
Feb 25 - 9:13 AM

Jake McGee (elbow) admitted Friday that he had some soreness when long-tossing from 90 feet but is feeling better now.

A bit of discomfort shouldn't raise any big red flags at this point, as McGee is just two months removed from elbow surgery. The Rays' closer is targeting a late-April return to the roster, but it's possible his absence will bleed into May. Brad Boxberger is likely to fill in at closer while McGee is sidelined.
Feb 20 - 11:06 AM

Jake McGee played catch Monday for the first time since his December elbow surgery.

It was arthroscopic surgery, not Tommy John, so McGee is on track to join the Rays' bullpen around late April or early May. The 28-year-old left-hander had a spectacular 2014 season and should reclaim ninth-inning duties soon after he is activated. Kevin Jepsen, Brad Boxberger, and Ernesto Frieri are the fill-in candidates at closer.

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Tim Beckham
4Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Drew Smyly
5Nate Karns
6Erasmo Ramirez
7Alex Colome
8Matt Andriese
9Matt Moore
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Kevin Jepsen
4Ernesto Frieri
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7C.J. Riefenhauser
8Everett Teaford
9Xavier Cedeno
10Brandon Gomes