Jake McGee RP TB 3 Months

Rays avoided arbitration with LHP Jake McGee be agreeing to a one-year, $1.45 million contract.

It was McGee's first year of arbitration eligibility after he qualified as a Super Two player. The hard-throwing left-hander put up a 4.02 ERA but struck out 75 over 62 2/3 frames in 2013.

Jake McGee RP TB 9 Months

Jake McGee struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Thursday against the Twins for his first career save.

McGee was used to close things out because Fernando Rodney was unavailable after pitching the previous three days. Joel Peralta was the other option for the ninth inning, but he helped snuff out a rally in the eighth inning.

Jake McGee RP TB 11 Months

Jake McGee (shin) is available for Friday's game against the Orioles.

McGee exited Thursday's game after he was hit on the left shin with a comebacker, but the Rays were just playing things safe. It shouldn't be an issue moving forward.

Jake McGee RP TB 11 Months

Jake McGee (shin) thinks he'll be available out of the bullpen Friday.

McGee was hit on the left shin by a comebacker Thursday and had to leave the game, but he only has a contusion. "I don't see why not," he said when asked if he could pitch Friday. The left-hander has a disappointing 6.45 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 26 games this season.

Jake McGee RP TB 11 Months

Jake McGee was pulled from Thursday's game against the Tigers because of a left shin contusion.

McGee was struck on the shin by a Miguel Cabrera grounder. He fielded the ball and made the throw to first base but was lifted after struggling with a few warmup pitches. The left-hander is day-to-day for now.

Jake McGee RP TB 11 Months

Rays manager Joe Maddon said Wednesday night that Jake McGee is not in danger of being demoted.

McGee has posted a rough 11.25 ERA and 2.25 WHIP in 12 innings this season, but the Rays think he can work through his problems in the majors. "What Jake needs now is support from me and from us," Maddon said. "His confidence is down, he's been shaken a bit. But that's not when you pile on; that's when you help and support."

Jake McGee RP TB Apr 02 '13

Jake McGee was lit up for five runs in two-thirds of an inning by the Orioles in Tuesday's opener.

McGee's already more than a third of the way to last year's total of runs allowed (13 in 55 1/3 IP). Not only was it odd to see him hit like this, but it was unusual that manager Joe Maddon left him in long enough to give up all of those runs. Mop-up man Dane De La Rosa was the only Rays reliever to give up at least five runs in an appearance since 2011, having done so once that year and once in 2012.

Jake McGee RP TB May 04 '12

Jake McGee has been unscored upon in his last eight appearances, sporting a 10/1 K/BB ratio across 6 1/3 innings over that time.

McGee retired all seven batters he faced in a three-strikeout appearances Thursday, needing only 29 pitches to do so and calling it "by far" his sharpest outing of the season to date. The southpaw now sports a 2.35 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 11/3 K/BB ratio over 7 2/3 innings this season.

Jake McGee RP TB Jul 14 '11

Rays recalled LHP Jake McGee from Triple-A Durham.

McGee opened the season in the major leagues, but registered a 5.14 ERA and 2/3 K/BB ratio in seven innings of work and got demoted before the end of April. He's regained his confidence at the Triple-A level and should fit nicely into a mid-relief role.