McGee (2-1) took the loss against Texas on Friday, allowing four runs on four hits and notching one strikeout in one-third of an inning.
McGee entered the contest having yielded only one run in 11.1 innings on the season, but his ERA ballooned to 3.86 after the Rangers knocked him around Friday. The left-hander gave up a home run to the first batter he faced (Derek Dietrich), then yielded singles to three of the following four batters before he was lifted. McGee isn't likely to lose his manager's trust based on one poor outing, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him used in a high-leverage role next time he takes the mound.
McGee (2-0) earned the win Saturday against the Angels. He pitched 1.2 scoreless innings, striking out one.
McGee came out of the bullpen in the eighth inning and proved his worth in another high-leverage situation, as he didn't allow a baserunner for the fifth time in his last six appearances. The 34-year-old reliever has allowed just two hits and two walks while striking out 12 over 8.2 innings in nine appearances this season.
McGee (1-0) pitched an inning, striking out one and allowing no baserunners to earn the win Sunday versus the Giants.
McGee was called on to get the last out in the top of the seventh inning. The Dodgers took the lead in the bottom half of the frame, and McGee became the pitcher of record. He added the first two outs of the eighth for the clean inning of work. The 34-year-old reliever has allowed just two hits and a walk while striking out 10 over 6.1 innings in seven appearances this season. McGee's early success could earn him more time in the later innings in the future.
McGee will be part of the Dodgers' Opening Day roster, Michael J. Duarte of NBC LA reports.
The past week has been a whirlwind for McGee, who was released by Colorado on July 17 and signed by the Dodgers four days later. McGee reportedly drove 17 hours from Denver to Los Angeles before getting into Tuesday's exhibition contest against the Angels, allowing two runs on three hits in two-thirds of an inning. The veteran reliever has saved as many as 19 games in a season as a major-leaguer but will likely begin the campaign in a low-leverage role with the Dodgers.
McGee signed a major-league contract with the Dodgers on Tuesday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.
McGee was recently released by the Rockies, who will still be paying the majority of his $9.5 million contract. He'll be an interesting reclamation project for the Dodgers' coaching staff, as he produced some excellent seasons early in his career but has posted ERAs of 6.49 and 4.35 (along with FIPs of 4.91 and 6.00) over the last two seasons. Whether the 33-year-old lefty can recapture some of his old form remains to be seen.
McGee was released by the Rockies on Friday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
The Rockies will still be paying McGee $9.5 million this season but won't receive anything in exchange. The 10-year veteran owns a lifetime 3.64 ERA, though his mediocre 4.35 ERA last season came with a poor 6.00 FIP, making him a rather unappealing option on the free agent market.
McGee is likely to be affected by the new three-batter minimum after allowing a .326/.390/.663 slash line to right-handed hitters in 2019, PurpleRow.com reports.
McGee wasn't exclusively utilized as a left-handed specialist last year and the new rule likely will keep it that way, but his struggles against righties figure to present issues for manager Bud Black. The veteran southpaw is under contract for $9.5 million in 2020 and has a $9 million vesting option for 2021, and he'll likely need a strong spring training to have a chance of seeing any high-leverage work early on.
McGee took the loss in relief Tuesday against the Astros after giving up a two-run home run in his lone inning of work.
McGee entered the contest in the seventh inning with no outs and the tying run on second base and was unable to preserve the Rockies' narrow lead. After getting Michael Brantley to ground out, the lefty served up the go-ahead blast to Yuli Gurriel, which ultimately held up as the difference. Even after the disappointing showing, McGee still maintains a 1.89 ERA and 1.05 WHIP over 19 innings, which should keep him firmly in the Rockies' late-inning mix.
McGee (knee) was activated off the 10-day injured list Friday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
McGee made three rehab appearances at Triple-A Albuquerque over the couple weeks, clearing the way for his return after he suffered the left knee sprain at the start of April. The 32-year-old figures to start out in a low-leverage role after missing the past six weeks.
McGee (knee) is slated to make his third rehab appearance with Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.
The lefty reliever has been on the injured list since early April due to a sprained left knee and could require additional rehab appearances beyond Tuesday before the Rockies activate him. He worked an inning in both of his first two outings with Albuquerque, conceding one run on three hits and two walks while failing to strike out a batter.
McGee (knee) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Albuquerque, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
McGee has been on the injured list since the start of April after suffering a left knee sprain in his second outing of the season. The 32-year-old figures to need at least a few games with the Isotopes after missing game action for the past month.
McGee (knee) could begin a minor-league rehab assignment early next week, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
McGee has been sidelined for most of April with a left knee sprain. The southpaw recently resumed sprinting and is scheduled to throw bullpen sessions Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday before embarking on a minor-league rehab assignment shortly thereafter, assuming everything goes as planned.
McGee (knee) will be reevaluated in one week, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports.
McGee has been sidelined for most of April with a left knee sprain. After resting for two weeks, the southpaw has been cleared to play catch and resume strengthening exercises, which he'll do for about a week before determining the next step in his recovery.
McGee was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left knee sprain Tuesday, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
McGee left Monday's game against the Rays with the injury and will be out until at least April 12. Carlos Estevez will take his place in the bullpen.
McGee exited Monday's game against Tampa Bay with a knee issue and is set for further evaluation, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
McGee stated that his knee "felt kind of funny," which ultimately led to the decision to remove him from the contest. Initial tests showed no loss in strength in the knee, although the Rockies will run more tests Tuesday morning to uncover the true extent of the injury.
McGee exited Monday's game against the Rays with an apparent left knee injury, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports.
It appears to be an aggravation of a previous injury, as McGee was seen pointing to his left knee and was looked at by a trainer before throwing a test pitch and needing to exit the contest. He was off to a solid start to the season, with no earned runs and three strikeouts in his two relief appearances.
McGee has given up seven hits and five earned runs in his five innings of work in Cactus League play this spring.
Colorado gave McGee a three-year, $27 million contract after a solid 2017, but he struggled to live up to the billing, posting a bloated 6.49 ERA over 51.1 innings last season. Things haven't gone much better for him so far this spring, with the five earned runs leaving him with a 9.00 ERA and a 1.60 WHIP. The 32-year-old gave up 10 home runs last season after yielding just four in 2017, so he'll need to cut down on the long balls in order to turn it around this season.
McGee (1-3) took the loss Tuesday, allowing three runs on two hits and a walk against the Diamondbacks. He did not record an out.
McGee was tasked with holding a 2-1 lead to start the top of the seventh, but he allowed a double and a home run after a leadoff walk before getting the hook. It's been a difficult season for the lefty, as he's now holding a 6.06 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 32.2 innings.
McGee allowed one run on two hits while picking up his first save of the season in a 6-4 win over the Mets on Thursday. He also recorded one strikeout.
Both Wade Davis and Adam Ottavino pitched in three of the last four days, so it appears neither was available for Thursday's contest. McGee has seen just two save chances this season, blowing the first attempt back in April. With a 5.34 ERA in 28.2 innings, his save opportunities will remain few and far between.
McGee navigated two scoreless innings in his most recent appearance Saturday, allowing one hit and striking out a batter.
McGee has been snakebitten by home runs a bit this season, as he's already served up as many homers this year as he did all of last season. His 7.1 K/9 is also down from last season. Interestingly, it seems like McGee is struggling more with lefties, as they are hitting .320 off of him this season (as opposed to righties, who are batting .208 against him). Perhaps a decrease in velocity is to blame for this regression, as his average fastball speed is more than two miles per hour lower than last season.
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