|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||48.20||5.00||2.00||0.00||3.33||1.09||58.00||15.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Elbow - Expected to be placed on 15-day DL|
|vs Cleveland|| 1.2||0||0|| 0.00||1||0||4|
|vs LHB|| 19.0||0||0|| 0.95||0||3||31|
|vs RHB|| 52.1||0||0|| 2.24||0||13||59|
|12/23/2014||Cole Hamels, SP PHI|
Jay Bruce, RF CIN
Jake McGee, RP TB
|Matt Kemp, OF SD|
Tyson Ross, SP SD
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF NYY
|12/22/2014||Yoenis Cespedes, RF DET|
Jake McGee, RP TB
|Wil Myers, RF SD|
|12/21/2014||Trevor Rosenthal, RP STL||Troy Tulowitzki, SS COL|
Jake McGee, RP TB
|Last 7 Games|
Rays' Jake McGee will open year on DL following elbow surgery
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/16/14) The Rays announced reliever Jake McGee underwent arthroscopic elbow surgery Friday to remove "a loose body," according to the Tampa Bay Times.
While the Rays said McGee is doing well following the surgery, he will start the season on the disabled list and the team won't have a timetable for his return until spring training.
McGee, who said he had been pitching with a loose body in his elbow for at least a year, added he expects to be back in late April or early May.
McGee went 5-2 with a 1.89 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 73 games in 2014. He also had a career-high 19 saves last season.
Jake McGee strikes out the side for the save
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(9/27/14) Rays closer Jake McGee needed 14 pitchs to strikeout the side for the save Saturday night in Cleveland. He has converted 19 of 23 save chances, with a 1.89 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over 71 1/3 innings of work.
Joe Maddon planning on closer-by-committee approach in 2015
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(9/25/14) The emergence of left-hander Jake McGee, who nailed down 18 saves after taking over the closer job in mid-June, has not convinced Joe Maddon to plan on sticking with him solely in that role for the Rays next year. Maddon is looking at a closer-by-committee approach in 2015.
"I kind of like the closer-less bullpen, where you really can match up," Maddon told the Tampa Tribune. "We've done where the eighth inning requires this skill set and the ninth inning may require this skill set, and you have several guys who don't mind the pressure of those last three outs. For me, it looks like it would be best to stay the way we are."
McGee and early-season Grant Balfour have 30 of the team's 36 saves this year.
Jake McGee saves 18th game Saturday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(9/20/14) Rays closer Jake McGee saved his 18th game Saturday against the White Sox.
McGee entered with a three-run lead, and had some trouble before closing it out. After a leadoff walk against Jose Abreu, McGee gave up a run-scoring single to Marcus Semien. McGee would walk the next batter, but proceeded to notch three outs against the next three hitters. He struck out one during the outing.
|2014 summary: Jake McGee emerged quickly as an option to close for the Rays once Grant Balfour was removed from the role in early June, and within a month, he had claimed the job all for himself. The lefty was solid in the role, despite blowing four saves in 23 attempts. From the time he notched his first save on June 15, McGee compiled a 2.16 ERA with 56 strikeouts and nine walks in 41 2/3 innings.|
Playing time status: McGee had surgery to remove a loose body in his elbow in December, and he will need to begin the season on the disabled list. He is aiming to return in late April or early May and is expected to take up closing duties at that point.
2015 outlook: The biggest threat to McGee's Fantasy value is the performance of the other relievers in the Rays' bullpen. McGee has proven that he is up to the task of closing out games, but while he is out to begin the season, Kevin Jepsen and Brad Boxberger head up a strong contingent of relievers who could fill in more than ably. McGee could wind up performing like a top 10 reliever, but between the lost time and the potential competition he could face, he is a more appropriate target as a No. 2 reliever in standard mixed leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/5/15||BAL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/6/15||MIN||1:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||@ PIT||1:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||PHI||1:05 pm|| |
|3/9/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||@ BOS||1:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||PIT||1:05 pm|| |
= probable start