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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
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MLB.com'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. Nov 19 - 8:54 AM
Source: MLB.com

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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.
Aug 27 - 5:06 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.
Aug 6 - 12:56 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.
Aug 3 - 2:41 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.
Jul 30 - 11:15 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.
Apr 7 - 7:13 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

Jake McGee took his third blown save after giving up four runs in the ninth Friday against the Padres.

McGee got two quick outs in the ninth, only to give up two singles, an RBI double and a three-run homer afterwards. It's just the second time in a month that he's been scored upon, and it was his first blown save since May 7. His closer gig should be safe, at least until Adam Ottavino returns.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 12:17:00 AM

Jake McGee notched a one-out save Friday against the Giants.

McGee was called upon after Miguel Castro gave up a two-out RBI single to Gregor Blanco to bring the Giants to within three runs. He only faced one batter and got pinch-hitter Kelby Tomlinson to pop out to third base to end it. Fantasy owners will happily take the save. The 29-year-old hasn’t allowed a run in nine straight appearances and owns a 3.38 ERA with 14 saves in 16 chances.
Sat, May 28, 2016 12:33:00 AM

Jake McGee made things interesting but got the job done Tuesday, closing out the Cardinals to preserve a 3-1 victory.

Protecting the two-run lead, McGee gave up a leadoff single and issued a two-out walk to bring the winning run to the plate, but he blew away Jedd Gyorko to end the game and earn the save. McGee struck out two in the appearance. He had some shaky times in April but has been much better in May, allowing one run in nine innings with an 8/2 K/BB ratio. His 13 saves are second-most in the NL.
Tue, May 17, 2016 11:29:00 PM