Manager Walt Weiss said Sunday that McGee will be used primarily in the seventh and eighth inning for the time being, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports. McGee was activated from the DL on Saturday following a three-week absence due to a left knee strain, and the Rockies will attempt to ease him back into high-leverage work at the back end of the bullpen. Carlos Estevez filled in effectively as the Rockies' closer while McGee was out, converting four of five save chances while producing a 4.00 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in nine innings, and he'll get a chance to hang onto the gig as long as his performance warrants it. Given Estevez's mediocre peripherals and lack of pedigree heading, it seems likely that he'll implode at some point, so McGee remains a worthy stash option in deep leagues for fantasy owners speculating on saves.
McGee (knee) was activated off the 15-day disabled list Saturday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. The Rockies will get some much-needed help in the back end of the bullpen with McGee's return from left knee inflammation. McGee has been efficient in save opportunities this season, converting 15 out of 18 chances, but his ERA sits at an undesirable 4.98 to go with a 1.57 WHIP. The Rockies designated Yohan Flande for assignment in a corresponding move Saturday.
McGee (knee) is expected to return to action Saturday when the Rockies take on the Dodgers. McGee has been able to play catch everyday without tiring out his arm. While he is 14-of-17 in save opportunities this year, the Rockies will wait to decide whether he will return back in that role. Manager Walt Weiss described the bullpen as "ever-evolving.
McGee (knee) threw from 110 feet on flat ground Friday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. McGee continues to make steady progress in his return from a sprained knee, an injury he sustained June 10. He'll continue a throwing regimen while keeping weight off of his leg for the time being, leaving a bit of murkiness around his potential return date. The left-hander's first opportunity to be activated off the disabled list will come on June 25.
McGee was moved to the 15-day disabled list Saturday due to a left knee strain, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports. McGee underwent an MRI on Saturday that likely revealed less than favorable results, and he will now move to the disabled list as a result. The top candidates to replace him in the role for the time being are Jason Motte and Carlos Estevez but manager Walt Weiss hasn't announced who will serve in the role at this point.