Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:44:43 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) was pleased with his third bullpen of the spring Tuesday, March 24, and he said he'll throw five more bullpens before facing hitters. He'll throw another 30-pitch session Friday, March 27. McGee continues to throw at 70 or 80% and just started throwing curve balls again off flat ground Monday, March 23.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the fact that McGee is expected to miss all of April, he's still worth drafting and stashing in mixed leagues for saves down the road. Brad Boxberger is the popular candidate to see most of the ninth-inning duties until McGee returns, and he'll be a late-round speculation for saves.
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:52:04 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) is expected to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, March 24.
Fantasy Tip: McGee is expected to miss the first month of the season. In his absence, Brad Boxberger will likely receive the first look at ninth-inning duty. Both relievers warrant late-round attention for those who wait on closers in drafts. It is a volatile position, though, and there is potential for Boxberger to take the job and run with it all season or lose it in the first week of the season. It would be ill-advised to over invest in the Rays' bullpen.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:25:30 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session Tuesday, March 17, and manager Kevin Cash said McGee felt really good.
Fantasy Tip: Despite the fact that McGee will likely miss at least the first month of the season, he's still worth drafting in the later rounds of mixed leagues for saves speculators. Brad Boxberger is the popular name to see most of the save chances in McGee's absence, but the late-inning situation in Tampa could be wide open. Kevin Jepsen is worth considering in AL-only leagues as you're scrounging for cheap saves avenues.
Sun, 15 Mar 2015 07:21:23 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, March 17. McGee still hopes to return to the team in late April or early May.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like McGee likely will miss at least the first month of the season because of his elbow injury, and it is not known if he will be the closer when he returns to the team. McGee could be a selection in the later middle rounds of fantasy drafts because there is a chance he could pick up some saves this season.
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:13:24 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) played catch Monday, Jan. 26, for the first time since he had elbow surgery in December. He hopes to rejoin the team in April or early May.
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:19:14 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $3.55 million deal Friday, Jan. 16.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:17:10 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) expects to return in May after undergoing elbow surgery in May, but the team does not have a timetable for his return.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:36:03 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (elbow) had arthroscopic surgery on his elbow Friday, Dec. 12, and he will begin the year on the disabled list. The surgery was to have loose bodies removed from his left elbow.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:14:45 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (leg) is dealing with a sore right leg, but it has improved recently, and he should be available to pitch Monday, Aug. 11.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:05:52 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays activated RP Jake McGee from the paternity list Sunday, July 13.