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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
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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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. Nov 15 - 9:53 PM

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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.
Nov 12 - 2:21 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.
Nov 10 - 8:47 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.
Sep 26 - 11:06 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.
Sep 24 - 5:40 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.
Sep 23 - 5:56 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.
Sep 21 - 5:04 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.
Sep 17 - 5:25 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.
Sep 11 - 3:53 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.
Aug 25 - 8:34 PM

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

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1B1James Loney
2Richie Shaffer
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Brad Miller
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Logan Morrison
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Chase Whitley
8Jacob Faria
9Taylor Guerrieri
Relief Pitcher
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Alex Colome
4Danny Farquhar
5Steve Geltz
6Xavier Cedeno
7Matt Andriese
8Enny Romero
9Andrew Bellatti