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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 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

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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

Jake McGee (elbow) is expected to make three more rehab appearances before rejoining the Rays' bullpen.

McGee hasn't allowed a hit or a run his his first three appearances, but the Rays want him to fine-tune things as much as possible and also go more than one inning in an outing before returning. The left-hander is on pace to be activated at some point during the club's May 15-20 road trip. Brad Boxberger has been terrific in the closer role for the Rays and figures to keep pitching in the ninth inning at least initially as McGee gets his feet wet.
May 8 - 10:43 AM

Jake McGee (elbow) is scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Durham on Friday.

The southpaw will likely have at least two more appearances with the Rays' Triple-A affiliate before being activated. McGee hasn't thrown a pitch for the Rays yet this season after offseason elbow surgery. Still, the expectation is that he'll eventually regain the closer job once healthy.
May 6 - 6:23 PM

Jake McGee (elbow) is set to make his third rehab appearance Tuesday with Triple-A Durham.

McGee has logged two scoreless appearances so far for Durham, but he did walk two batters in his latest outing. Rays manager Kevin Cash said this weekend that McGee will have to work multiple innings and on back-to-back days before the team considers activating him, so it could be another week or longer before we see the left-hander in the bigs. McGee posted a 1.89 ERA in 71 1/3 innings last season but needed elbow surgery in December. He should be saving games for Tampa Bay by mid-to-late May.
May 4 - 9:01 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash indicated Friday that Jake McGee isn't likely to join the bullpen until late May.

McGee has already made two minor league rehab appearances with High-A Charlotte and had been expecting to rejoin the Rays at some point next week. Cash, however, said that he'll need to log several more appearances first, working in multiple innings and on back-to-back days. That puts his return closer to the end of the month than the beginning. Brad Boxberger will continue to see the bulk of save chances in his absence.
May 2 - 12:03 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2Marc Krauss
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Matt Moore
4Nate Karns
5Alex Colome
6Erasmo Ramirez
7Alex Cobb
8Drew Smyly
9Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Andrew Bellatti
9Ronald Belisario
10Kirby Yates