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Jake McGee

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Win–loss record  20–9
Name  Jake McGee
Salary  3.55 million USD (2015)
Saves  25
Spouse  Morgan McGee
Strikeouts  305
Weight  104 kg
Earned run average  2.70
Role  Baseball Player

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Current team  Tampa Bay Rays (#57 / Pitcher)
Education  Edward C. Reed High School
Similar People  Brad Boxberger, Kevin Jepsen, Alex Cobb, Desmond Jennings, Brandon Gomes

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Jacob Daniel McGee (born August 6, 1986) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played with the Tampa Bay Rays from 2010 to 2015.

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Early life

McGee was born in San Jose, California. He grew up in Sparks, Nevada, where he attended Edward C. Reed High School. McGee was selected by Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.

Tampa Bay Rays

McGee made his minor league debut in 2004, and spent 2004 and 2005 with the Princeton Devil Rays and the Hudson Valley Renegades. In 2006, McGee spent the year with the Southwest Michigan Devil Rays. He played with both the Vero Beach Devil Rays and the Montgomery Biscuits in 2007. he spent the entire 2008 with the Montgomery Biscuits, going 6–4 with 3.94 ERA. McGee was rated by Baseball America as the third-best organizational prospect for Tampa Bay Rays and 15th overall MLB prospect in 2008. In 2007, he was ranked 5th in the Rays' organization and 37th overall in all of baseball.

McGee is nicknamed "Clockhands". He earned the nickname due to his unconventional windup.

McGee had Tommy John surgery on July 8, 2008.

McGee was promoted to the major leagues for the first time on September 14, 2010. He made his major league debut that night against the New York Yankees, walking three batters and striking out Derek Jeter for his first major league strikeout. McGee made the Rays MLB roster after spring training in 2011, but he was sent down to the team's Class AAA minor league affiliate after 11 appearances.

In the last few months of the 2014 season, McGee became the Rays' closer. He finished the season with 19 saves. After undergoing elbow surgery to remove "loose bodies" in December 2014, McGee spent the early portion of the 2015 season with the Class AAA Durham Bulls. He underwent knee surgery for a torn meniscus in late August, ending his season.

Colorado Rockies

On January 28, 2016, McGee and Germán Márquez were traded to the Colorado Rockies for Corey Dickerson and Kevin Padlo. McGee and the Rockies avoided salary arbitration on December 3, 2016, by agreeing to a $5.9 million contract for the 2017 season.

Personal life

Jake and Morgan McGee have been married since December 2009. As of late 2015, they live in Tampa, Florida. For the last several years, the couple has purchased Christmas presents for foster children in Reno and Tampa.

References

Jake McGee Wikipedia


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