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Jake McGee | Relief Pitcher | #57

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 5 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Rockies acquired LHP Jake McGee and RHP German Marquez from the Rays for OF Corey Dickerson and 3B Kevin Padlo.
McGee will immediately contend for the closer's role in Colorado, especially with Adam Ottavino in recovery from Tommy John surgery. The hard-throwing lefty posted a 2.41 ERA with 48 strikeouts over 37 1/3 innings this past season. He'll be a free agent after the 2017 season. Jan 28 - 8:43 PM

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Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports the Rockies have acquired LHP Jake McGee from the Rays as part of the Corey Dickerson trade.

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported earlier that Colorado was acquiring "multiple pitchers" and now we know McGee is one of them. Sherman said the trade also involves minor leaguers. The late innings were a nightmare for the Rockies last year and McGee should help in that area. With McGee out of the picture, Brad Boxberger will take over as the Rays' full-time closer.
Jan 28 - 3:55 PM

Rays and LHP Jake McGee avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.8 million contract.

That's a fairly high price for a Tampa Bay reliever, which is why the low-budget club has been shopping the 29-year-old left-hander all winter. Brad Boxberger is also thought to be on the block. Except changing roles in the Tampa Bay bullpen throughout the year.
Jan 14 - 2:44 PM

The Rays continue to have trade conversations with teams about Jake McGee, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.

Heyman notes McGee's price -- MLB Trade Rumors projects him to make $4.7 million in 2016, his second-to-last year of arbitration -- as the primary reason the Rays would want to move the reliever. He identifies the Dodgers, among others, as possible fits. Truthfully, there are few teams that wouldn't benefit from having the hard-throwing lefty, who posted a 2.41 ERA and 48/8 K/BB ratio over 37 1/3 innings this past season.
Thu, Dec 17, 2015 04:58:00 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Rays' trade conversations involving Jake McGee "have intensified over the last 24-48 hours."

Morosi notes that the Dodgers could be a potential landing spot, as president Andrew Friedman is familiar with McGee from his Tampa Bay days and they're looking for a reliever after the deal for Aroldis Chapman fell apart. McGee, who is slated to make around $5 million in his second year of arbitration eligibility, held a 2.41 ERA and 48/8 K/BB ratio over 37 1/3 frames for the Rays in 2015.
Fri, Dec 11, 2015 11:52:00 AM

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the Tigers were one of the many clubs to express interest in Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger during the general manager meetings.

The Tigers had one of the worst bullpens in all of baseball in 2015, and it seems to be an area that new general manager Al Avila is anxious to address this winter. Both relievers are relatively inexpensive and have several years of team control remaining, so the cost to acquire either won't be cheap.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 09:53:00 PM

Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros have expressed trade interest in Rays relievers Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger.

It's going to take a sizable return to lure McGee or Boxberger away from Tampa Bay, but the small-market Rays are always in the business of trading -- especially relief pitchers -- and the 'Stros have a lot of attractive young talent in their farm system. McGee, 29, owns a 2.07 ERA in 108 2/3 innings since the beginning of the 2014 season. Boxberger, 27, led the American League this year with 41 saves.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 02:21:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are receiving "considerable interest" in Jake McGee and Brad Boxberger.

Topkin adds that the "sense is it would take A LOT" for the Rays to deal them. McGee almost surely could be had before Boxberger, as he's projected by to earn $4.7 million in arbitration this winter and Boxberger isn't arbitration-eligible yet.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 08:47:00 PM

Rays activated LHP Jake McGee from the 15-day disabled list.

He's active and will be available out of the bullpen on Saturday. The left-hander has worked his way back from undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in August, and getting a few innings under his belt in the final week should give him peace of mind heading into the offseason. The 29-year-old owns a 2.57 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 48/7 K/BB ratio over 35 innings this season.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 11:06:00 AM

Jake McGee (knee) is expected to be available out of the bullpen Friday.

McGee threw a 30-pitch simulated inning on Wednesday and came to the ballpark Thursday feeling good. The southpaw is hoping to go into the offseason with some peace of mind after arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in August.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 05:40:00 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash expects Jake McGee (knee) to be available on Friday.

McGee made it through a 30-pitch simulated inning Wednesday without issue. The left-handed setup man underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in August.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 05:56:00 PM

Jake McGee (knee) is eyeing Saturday for a return to game action.

It was thought in late August when McGee had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee that he was probably done for the season, but he's been throwing off a mound for almost two weeks now and is close to a return. The lefty will throw another simulated game Wednesday in what should be his final test before being activated.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 05:04:00 PM

Jake McGee (knee) is scheduled to throw another simulated game on Sunday.

McGee required arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in late August, but he made it through multiple bullpen sessions without incident and now he's ready to get back on the mound. If all goes well on Sunday, he's hoping to travel with the team to Boston.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 05:25:00 PM

Jake McGee (knee) threw a bullpen session Friday.

It's the second time he's done so since having arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in late August. McGee hasn't given up hope at returning late in the season, but most likely he'll be held back.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 03:53:00 PM

Jake McGee (knee) said Tuesday that he could return for the Rays' final homestand of the season.

McGee had arthroscopic surgery last Friday to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee. He could start playing catch as soon as next week but the odds of the left-hander making it back this season aren't great.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 08:34:00 PM

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C1Nick Hundley
2Dustin Garneau
3Tom Murphy
1B1Ben Paulsen
2Mark Reynolds
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
2Cristhian Adames
3Trevor Story
3B1Nolan Arenado
2Rafael Ynoa
LF1Gerardo Parra
2Raimel Tapia
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Chad Bettis
3Chris Rusin
4Jon Gray
5Jordan Lyles
6Tyler Chatwood
7Tyler Anderson
8Carlos Estevez
9Antonio Senzatela
Relief Pitcher
R1Jake McGee
2Jason Motte
3Chad Qualls
4Boone Logan
5Justin Miller
6Jairo Diaz
7Chris Rusin
8Miguel Castro
9Adam Ottavino
10David Hale
11Jason Gurka