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Jake McGee | Relief Pitcher | #51

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/6/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 234
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 5 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Rockies re-signed LHP Jake McGee to a three-year, $27 million contract with a $9 million club option for 2021.
McGee's first season in Colorado was a dud, but he bounced back with a 3.61 ERA and 58/16 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings last year to earn a multi-year contract. He'll likely be a setup man but could potentially be in the mix for saves if the Rockies are unable to land a closer. Fri, Dec 15, 2017 01:47:00 PM

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Jake McGee has a deal in place to return to the Rockies, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic was first to suggest that an agreement might be close. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears it's a three-year deal with a fourth-year option and will carry around $27 million guaranteed. McGee, 31, registered a 3.61 ERA, 1.099 WHIP, and 58/16 K/BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings this past season with Colorado, tallying 20 holds and three saves. The left-hander figures to work in a setup role in 2018, with newcomer Bryan Shaw possibly serving as the Rockies' closer.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 10:23:00 AM

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, other "clubs involved" believe free agent Jake McGee is returning to the Rockies.

It would be the second big free agent reliever signing for the Rockies, who inked right-hander Bryan Shaw to a three-year deal on Tuesday. McGee posted a strong 3.61 ERA (139 ERA+) and 58/16 K/BB ratio in 57 1/3 innings this past season out of the Colorado bullpen. The 31-year-old lefty also tallied three saves.
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 10:05:00 AM's Jon Morosi reports that the Phillies are among the teams interested in Jake McGee.

As Morosi points out, McGee and new Phillies skipper Gabe Kapler were actually teammates with the Rays in 2010. The hard-throwing left-hander struggled in 2016 in his first season with the Rockies but bounced back with a nice showing in 2017, putting up a 3.61 ERA and 58/16 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings while notching three saves.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 08:54:00 AM

Jake McGee earned his third save of the season on Sunday, retiring all three hitters that he faced to protect a three-run advantage against the Braves.

A day after McGee was called upon to bail out Greg Holland in the ninth inning on Saturday, it was the left-hander that Bud Black turned to to close out the Braves on Sunday. He looks to be the man to own in the Rockies' bullpen at the moment.
Sun, Aug 27, 2017 05:06:00 PM

Rockies activated LHP Jake McGee from the 10-day disabled list.

McGee missed two weeks with a back injury but is ready to roll now. Shane Carle has been optioned in a corresponding move.
Sun, Aug 6, 2017 12:56:00 PM

Jake McGee (back) threw Thursday without issue and could be close to returning to the Rockies' bullpen.

McGee was placed on the disabled list July 26 with a minor mid-back strain. The 30-year-old southpaw has posted a solid 3.27 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 47/12 K/BB ratio in 41 1/3 innings this season for Colorado.
Thu, Aug 3, 2017 02:41:00 PM

Rockies placed LHP Jake McGee on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 26, with a mid-back strain.

McGee evidently must have tweaked his back in his last appearance last Tuesday. It's unclear how much time he'll miss.
Sun, Jul 30, 2017 11:15:00 AM

Jake McGee recorded his first save of the season on Friday, working a perfect ninth inning to protect a one-run advantage against the Dodgers.

Greg Holland had pitched three times in the last four days, so with a couple of left-handers due up in the ninth inning manager Bud Black turned to McGee to close this one out. He didn't disappoint, striking out Chase Utley, Yasmani Grandal and Corey Seager in succession. With McGee, Holland and Adam Ottavino, the Rockies now boast one of the top late-game trio's in all of baseball.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 07:13:00 PM

Jake McGee is a "strong candidate" to be named to the Team USA roster for the World Baseball Classic, per Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

McGee struggled in his first season with Colorado in 2016, posting a 4.73 ERA over 57 appearances. Maybe the 30-year-old native of San Jose wants the extra work in highly-competitive games this spring. He had a stellar 2.07 ERA in 112 appearances for the Rays between 2014-2015.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 10:55:00 AM

Rockies and LHP Jake McGee avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.9 million contract.

McGee flamed out in his first season with the Rockies, losing his closer job while posting a 4.73 ERA over 57 appearances. They didn't want to let him walk for nothing, however, so he'll return in a setup role in 2017.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 06:03:00 PM

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

He missed about three weeks with knee inflammation. Despite an underwhelming 4.98 ERA in 24 appearances this year, McGee should return to the ninth inning with Carlos Estevez sliding into a setup role. The Rockies designated Yohan Flande for assignment to make room for McGee on the active roster.
Sat, Jul 2, 2016 08:50:00 PM

Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Monday that the club will wait to decide if Jake McGee (knee) will regain the closer job after he comes back from the disabled list.

McGee, out since June 10 with left knee inflammation, is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Class A Modesto and appears on track to rejoin the Rockies on Saturday. Carlos Estevez has had a couple of shaky appearances recently, so his case to keep the job might have taken a hit, but Weiss said they haven't made a final decision yet. "That’s one of the conversations we need to have," said Weiss. "The bullpen is ever-evolving." McGee had 15 saves with a 4.98 ERA and 15/6 K/BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings prior to hitting the disabled list.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 07:30:00 PM

Jake McGee (knee) will begin a rehab assignment if a bullpen session Sunday goes well.

McGee threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Friday with no issues. It's unclear how many rehab appearances the closer will need before being activated, but McGee isn't far off.
Fri, Jun 24, 2016 05:14:00 PM

Rockies placed LHP Jake McGee on the 15-day disabled list with left knee inflammation.

Adding injury to insult, McGee sustained the injury while blowing a save and allowing four runs in the ninth inning against the Padres on Friday. It's unclear who will assume the closer's role in his absence, but Jason Motte looks to be a strong possibility. Carlos Estevez has pitched well of late and could also get a look, though he lacks the closing experience of Motte.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 02:44:00 PM

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