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Jake McGee | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 230
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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. Aug 25 - 8:34 PM
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Rays placed LHP Jake McGee on the 15-day disabled list with a torn meniscus in his left knee.

McGee will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery on Friday. The 29-year-old left-hander posted a cool 2.57 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and 48/7 K/BB ratio in 35 innings of work this season for Tampa Bay.
Aug 20 - 2:54 PM

Jake McGee will undergo season-ending surgery on his left knee.

McGee suffered a torn meniscus Tuesday in an appearance against the Astros and will have arthroscopic surgery on Friday. The 29-year-old left-hander was charged with a run on three hits and two walks in that outing at Minute Maid Park, inflating his season ERA to a still-impressive 2.57. He'll be eligible for salary arbitration this winter.
Aug 20 - 2:49 PM

Jake McGee tweaked his left knee on Tuesday in Houston and is headed back to St. Petersburg to see a doctor.

It could be something serious. McGee blew a save opportunity on Tuesday night against the Astros, allowing a run on three hits and two walks in 1 2/3 innings of work. He still has a cool 2.57 ERA and 0.91 WHIP for the year.
Aug 19 - 4:41 PM

Jake McGee kept the Mets off the board in the ninth inning, finalizing a 4-3 victory on Sunday for his sixth save.

McGee hit Juan Lagares with one out, but struck out Kevin Plawecki and got Curtis Granderson to ground out to end the game. Regular closer Brad Boxberger had thrown 35 pitches over the previous two games, so McGee got the ball in the ninth to give Boxberger a breather. McGee, who made his season debut in mid-May, is 6-for-9 in save chances with a 1.99 ERA and a 44/5 K/BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings.
Aug 9 - 4:15 PM

Jake McGee worked a scoreless ninth inning against the Orioles on Friday, protecting a two-run advantage to earn his fifth save of the season.

He did allow a single, but no damage was done. McGee has been absolutely brilliant again this season, registering a 1.14 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 32/3 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings.
Jul 24 - 10:26 PM

Jake McGee earned his third save of the season in Saturday's 5-4 win over the White Sox.

McGee entered proceedings in the ninth with the Rays up 5-4. After recording the first out, he made things difficult on himself by walking Gordon Beckham and allowing a single to Adam Eaton. No runs would score, though, as McGee finished off the next two batters without incident. Brad Boxberger--who had been serving as Rays closer--pitched in the eighth inning for a second straight appearance. It's certainly possible McGee could take over at closer moving forward, though nothing has been announced on that front.
Jun 13 - 8:27 PM

Jake McGee converted his first save of the season on Wednesday, closing out the Rays' 4-2 win over the Angels.

McGee worked the ninth inning for the first time this season and it was smooth sailing. He struck out Carlos Perez and got Chris Iannetta to fly out for two quick outs. C.J. Cron managed to keep hope alive for the Angels with a single, but McGee rebounded with a strikeout of David Freese to end the game. Brad Boxberger pitched the eighth inning, his first appearance in a week, as he has been battling triceps tightness.
Jun 10 - 10:01 PM

Jake McGee struck out two in a perfect eighth Thursday against the A's.

McGee is working in the mid-90s, and he's been dominant in three outings since coming off the DL, striking out six, walking none and allowed just one hit in three innings. He should be in the mix for save chances, assuming Kevin Cash was true to his word. Brad Boxberger is being used as a traditional closer right now.
May 21 - 10:42 PM

Jake McGee earned his first hold of the season with a scoreless eighth inning against the Braves on Tuesday.

McGee allowed a single but struck out two in the inning, throwing 11 strikes among his 15 pitches. He's now struck out four over two innings of work since returning from the disabled list. McGee may eventually regain the closer role, but he'll likely continue to pitch in a setup capacity for as long as Brad Boxberger is performing well in the ninth.
May 19 - 10:17 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash wouldn't tip his hand Thursday when asked about what role Jake McGee will have following his activation from the disabled list.

"I don't anticipate anybody assuming any role," Cash said. Brad Boxberger has converted all 10 of his save chances while handling the ninth inning, so it would be a surprise if he's pulled from the closer role right away. McGee could eventually work his way back into the gig, but this has the makings of a potentially messy situation for fantasy owners.
May 15 - 9:58 AM

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

The hard-throwing southpaw had arthroscopic elbow surgery in December and will have missed roughly the first six weeks of the regular season. Brad Boxberger has excelled in the closer's role in his absence, so it's unclear if McGee will immediately reclaim his role of if he'll have to earn it. Either way, he could carry substantial fantasy value, especially in deeper mixed leagues and AL-only formats.
May 14 - 10:52 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash confirmed that Jake McGee (elbow) is likely to be activated this weekend.

McGee, who had December arthroscopic elbow surgery, tossed six scoreless innings during his minor league rehab assignment while giving up six hits and posting a 6/4 K/BB ratio. Brad Boxberger has been great while filling in at closer, so the southpaw will likely be eased back into things.
May 14 - 5:03 PM

Jake McGee (elbow) tossed a one-hit inning Wednesday in his sixth rehab appearance at Triple-A Durham.

As long as he wakes up with no abnormal discomfort, McGee should be cleared to join the Rays' bullpen on Friday. The 28-year-old left-handed closer is on his way back from December elbow surgery and has not allowed a run in six innings on the farm. He posted a dominant 1.89 ERA across 71 1/3 innings last season for Tampa Bay.
May 14 - 9:04 AM

Jake McGee (elbow) is expected to rejoin the Rays' bullpen this weekend in Minnesota.

McGee will make a fifth rehab appearance with Triple-A Durham on Monday and is slated to have one additional outing after that before being activated. The reliever has yet to allow a hit or a run in his first four appearances. Brad Boxberger has been excellent as the Rays' closer and figures to retain the role for a bit longer while McGee easing back into things.
May 11 - 4:36 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3J.P. Arencibia
4Luke Maile
1B1James Loney
2Richie Shaffer
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Daniel Nava
3Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Burch Smith
8Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Alex Colome
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Matt Andriese
9Enny Romero
10C.J. Riefenhauser
11Kirby Yates
12Nate Karns