Jake McGee RP TB 2 days ago

McGee (elbow) said his bullpen session went well Saturday and he could pitch in a minor league game Tuesday, the Tampa Bay Tribune's R. Mooney reports.

Look for McGee to begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Tuesday if he feels good Sunday. This means he is nearing a return to the Rays' bullpen, as he may not require more than a few appearances in the minors before being activated from the DL.

Jake McGee RP TB 6 days ago

McGee (elbow) said his rehab assignment will be put on hold due to stiffness in his body, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McGee said his elbow isn't the issue, which bodes well for his chances to continue the rehab assignment within the next few days. This could set his timetable back by a bit, but he's merely considered day-to-day.

Jake McGee RP TB 1 week ago

McGee (elbow) will head out on a rehab assignment this week, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McGee threw a bullpen session Sunday without issue, and the Rays cleared him to pitch in minor league games. McGee is expected to appear in three rehab games and should be ready to pitch for the Rays around May 1.

Jake McGee RP TB 1 week ago

McGee (elbow) is schedule for a bullpen session Sunday. After he throws, the Rays will determine if he's ready to begin a minor league rehab assignment, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

If he's cleared to begin the assignment early this week, McGee could conceivably be ready to rejoin the Tampa Bay bullpen before the end of April.

Jake McGee RP TB 2 weeks ago

McGee (elbow) threw an inning in an extended spring training game Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McGee threw live batting practice earlier in the week, and his next step should be a rehab assignment. He may first throw a few more innings at extended spring training, but he's still on track to join the Tampa Bay bullpen in late April or early May.

Jake McGee RP TB 2 weeks ago

McGee (elbow) will throw live batting practice Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

If all goes well, McGee will progress to extended spring training before advancing to minor league rehab appearances. A return prior to the end of April doesn't appear to be out of reach, but details regarding his return date should become more clear as he progresses through the next two steps of his rehab.

Jake McGee RP TB 3 weeks ago

McGee (elbow) will throw his first live batting practice session Thursday and a second on Monday, assuming everything goes well, the Tampa Tribune's R. Mooney reports.

He said that the plan is to pitch in an extended spring training game Apr. 16, which would keep him on track to rejoin the Rays in late-April/early-May.

Jake McGee RP TB 3 weeks ago

McGee (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McGee has made progress over the last few weeks, but with the expectation that he won't face hitters until mid-April, he probably won't be ready to rejoin the Rays until the end of the month or some point in May.

Jake McGee RP TB 1 month ago

McGee (elbow) said his bullpen session Tuesday went well, and he is in line to throw five more such sessions before facing hitters, the Tampa Tribune's R. Mooney reports.

His next bullpen is scheduled for Friday, and he will throw 30 pitches again, as he did Tuesday (which was his third bullpen session of the spring). McGee said he is still throwing at 70 or 80 percent as he doesn't want to ramp up his throwing just yet in an effort to avoid a setback. He has started throwing curveballs and plans to implement the pitch more this season. Last year McGee was dominant despite throwing his fastball almost exclusively. It will be interesting to see how his results vary if he becomes a legitimate two-pitch pitcher. At his current pace, McGee won't face hitters until mid-April, meaning he probably won't join the Rays until late-April/early-May.

Jake McGee RP TB 1 month ago

McGee (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

McGee's bullpen session is his first of the spring, and it was likely fastball-heavy. He's still in the process of returning from arthroscopic elbow surgery, and is expected to begin the season on the disabled list, but his progress is promising.