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49 Brendan McKay SP

Tampa Bay Rays

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July 24, 2021 02:24 PM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Perfect in one rehab frame
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay (shoulder) started Tuesday's game for the Rays' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate and fired a perfect first inning during which he recorded two strikeouts.

The recovering southpaw marked the restart of his rehab assignment with an encouragingly crisp outing during which he made quick work of the top of the Twins' Complex League affiliate's lineup. Assuming he experiences no residual effects from Tuesday's outing, McKay is likely to be back on the hill at some point during the weekend, potentially receiving a bump in his workload.

July 19, 2021 12:36 PM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Set to resume rehab assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch in a rehab appearance Tuesday for the Rays' rookie-level Florida Complex League affiliate, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

McKay, who is working back from August shoulder surgery, previously began a rehab assignment in the FCL in late June, but he made just one appearance before being shut down after experiencing discomfort. After around three weeks of rest, McKay's shoulder discomfort has apparently subsided, so he'll begin to ramp up again. Expect McKay to make several appearances in the FCL or lower levels of the minors before Triple-A Durham activates him from its 7-day injured list and inserts him into the rotation.

July 5, 2021 06:00 PM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Managing shoulder discomfort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay dealt with shoulder discomfort during his rehab start Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McKay has been recovering from left shoulder surgery that he underwent last August. The southpaw will be examined in the coming days following his discomfort, but the team is hopeful that the issue isn't serious. During Thursday's rehab start, the southpaw allowed a hit and a walk while striking out one in two scoreless innings.

June 26, 2021 02:04 PM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Tosses bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Saturday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

McKay had been working at extended spring training recently, but he joined the Rays at Tropicana Field on Saturday for his bullpen session. He'll head to Port Charlotte in the near future to throw a two-inning, 30-pitch bullpen session, and the team is hopeful that the southpaw will be able to build up to 90 pitches after that. McKay continues to recover from left shoulder surgery last August, and it's not yet clear when he could return to game action.

June 7, 2021 12:04 AM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Working out at extended spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay (shoulder) began a rehab assignment at extended spring training May 26.

After undergoing left shoulder surgery last August, McKay hasn't been cleared to pitch in games, but he was able to see action as a designated hitter for Triple-A Durham earlier this season. He went 2-for-22 in six games for Durham before he was moved to the affiliate's 7-day IL. The move isn't necessarily indicative of a setback, as the Rays may have just wanted McKay to turn his focus toward advancing through his rehab program as a pitcher at extended spring training.

March 16, 2021 03:48 PM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Sent to minor-league camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays optioned McKay (shoulder) to their minor-league camp Tuesday.

Since McKay wasn't on pace to pitch in any games before the end of spring training, he didn't warrant any serious consideration for the Rays' Opening Day roster. If McKay doesn't hit any snags in his rehab program for the left shoulder surgery he required last August, he could have an outside chance at being ready to pitch when Triple-A Durham begins its season in May. Even if he needs time beyond that to complete his throwing program, McKay could still be available for Durham as a designated hitter, which would allow him to avoid a stint on the minor-league injured list.

March 9, 2021 10:28 AM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Mound work coming in late March
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay (shoulder) said Tuesday that he expects to resume throwing off a mound by the end of March, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

McKay, who is recovering from August surgery on his left shoulder, said he expects to serve as a designated hitter in the Rays' spring games by the end of the week, but the organization still primarily sees the 25-year-old as a pitcher. For that reason, McKay looks destined to begin the season on the injured list, as he'll likely need multiple weeks to fully ramp up once he's cleared for mound work. Since he still has minor-league options remaining, McKay could head to Triple-A Durham when he's deemed ready to pitch in games.

February 19, 2021 01:00 PM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Working as hitter while rehabbing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay will continue to hit throughout spring training while rehabbing from shoulder surgery, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

The 25-year-old underwent surgery to address a labrum issue in his left shoulder in August, and it remains unclear when he's expected to be back on the mound. McKay's availability for Opening Day is in jeopardy since no official return timeline has been offered by the Rays.

August 21, 2020 04:16 AM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Spring status in doubt
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay (shoulder) underwent surgery Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McKay has been sidelined with a left shoulder issue for several weeks, but the team was optimistic that he'd be able to return by spring training in 2021. However, the surgery revealed that he had a labrum issue, which puts his status for the start of spring training in doubt. His status for the beginning of spring training will hinge on how he recovers over the offseason, and it's unclear whether he'll be available once Opening Day rolls around in 2021.

August 18, 2020 10:28 PM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Season-ending surgery on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay (shoulder) will undergo season-ending surgery Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McKay was shut down at the alternate training site with left shoulder irritation, and the injury was more serious than initially anticipated. Although he'll miss the remainder of the 2020 season, the Rays are hopeful that he could be ready for the start of spring training in 2021. The 24-year-old has faced a series of disappointing setbacks this year after pitching in the majors for the first time in 2019, posting a 5.14 ERA and 56:16 K:BB over 49 innings in 13 appearances (11 starts).

August 11, 2020 06:24 PM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Dealing with shoulder irritation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Kevin Cash said Tuesday that McKay is dealing with shoulder irritation and is being shut down for 7-to-10 days, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

McKay missed the entirety of camp after testing positive for COVID-19 and was working on building up his workload at the alternate training site. He threw a two-inning simulated game Wednesday, but he's since been shut down with shoulder irritation. It's unclear when he'll be able to return to the majors after his most recent setback.

August 5, 2020 04:56 PM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Fires two simulated innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay (illness) threw two innings in a simulated game Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McKay is slowly building up his workload after a positive COVID-19 test wiped out his entire summer camp. While this is an encouraging step for the lefty, the Rays have yet to offer up a timetable for his return.

August 1, 2020 06:16 PM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Healthy but not close to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay (illness) came out of his live batting practice session healthy but will need some time before being ready for game action, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports.

McKay only just started throwing Saturday after missing the entire preseason buildup period following a positive coronavirus test. It's still not exactly clear when the Rays expect him to join the active roster, but manager Kevin Cash made it sound as though that wouldn't be happening any time soon.

August 1, 2020 02:24 PM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Cleared to work out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay has been cleared to return after a positive COVID-19 test wiped out his entire summer camp, and he began throwing at the Rays' alternate training site Saturday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

It hadn't been previously revealed that McKay's absence was due to COVID-19, though it followed the same pattern as several other players who had tested positive. He threw a 20-pitch live batting practice session Saturday, so it's likely still quite some time before he's built up to a starter's workload, though the creative Rays could use him in other ways before he's ready to pitch deep into games. It's not yet clear when he's expected to be activated.

July 23, 2020 04:36 PM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Assigned to alternate site
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays assigned McKay (undisclosed) to their alternate training site Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McKay has been missing from summer camp for the past two and a half weeks, with the Rays having yet to provide any details behind his explanation. Since he was optioned to Triple-A Durham on March 26, McKay isn't eligible for the injured list and will instead report directly to the team's alternate training site once he's deemed available.

July 19, 2020 10:52 AM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Still absent from camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay (undisclosed) has not been seen in camp since July 6, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Yonny Chirinos (undisclosed) was spotted for the first time Sunday, so McKay is likely behind in the competition for the Rays' final rotation spot. Trevor Richards, who is stretched out enough to log five innings, could open the year as the team's de facto fifth starter, but they will likely limit their non-elite starters to turning the opposing lineup over no more than twice.

July 11, 2020 11:48 AM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Remains away from camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay has not been present for the Rays' last four days of summer camp workouts for undisclosed reasons, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

McKay is one of three Rays pitchers -- rotation members Tyler Glasnow and Yonny Chirinos notably being the other two -- that have not been present for multiple days, although in the case of the latter duo, they haven't been seen at all since camp began. McKay would presumably be in a position to make a case to fill in for one of his two teammates were he present, but he remains without a timetable for a return since the Rays are not at liberty to discuss what players are or aren't participating. The 24-year-old McKay was attending workouts at Tropicana Field before summer camp began, so despite his current inactivity, he did work out his arm regularly during the shutdown.

June 7, 2020 02:44 AM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Works off mound Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay was one of several Rays pitchers to throw off a bullpen mound at Tropicana Field on Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

McKay threw 15-25 pitches to a pair of bullpen catchers in what was his first opportunity to use a mound since workouts resumed May 25, and both he and his fellow hurlers received accolades from pitching coach Kyle Snyder for the quality of their sessions. The young left-hander had been optioned to Triple-A Durham back on March 26, but the likelihood of expanded rosters and rotations during any potential 2020 season that might unfold likely means McKay will see big-league action.

March 26, 2020 12:24 PM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rays optioned McKay to Triple-A Durham on Thursday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.

McKay was one of seven players optioned from big-league camp Thursday as the Rays reduced their contingent to 28 men, leaving the team with two cuts to make before Opening Day. The 24-year-old lefty remains one of the organization's top pitching prospects, but an uneven MLB debut season in 2019 along with a poor spring prevented him from beating out Yonny Chirinos for the fifth starter's role. McKay should get another trial in the Tampa Bay rotation at some point later in 2020.

March 13, 2020 02:52 PM
Rays' Brendan McKay: Rough first start of spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

McKay started a Grapefruit League loss to the Phillies on Thursday and allowed four earned runs on four hits, a walk and a hit batsman over 1.1 innings. He struck out two.

The talented southpaw endured a rough go of it, with the majority of his problems coming in the second inning. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports there were signs things were amiss during a scoreless first, however, when McKay struggled with his control. He then allowed four consecutive hits with one out in the second, including a pair of solo home runs to No. 8 and 9 hitters Josh Harrison and Roman Quinn. Despite the unsightly final line, McKay attempted to focus on the positives. "Body and arm felt good," McKay said. "The results you're obviously frustrated with, (but) a bunch of guys said don't really hang yourself on results. It's all about how your body feels and how you're progressing."

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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021TB000.000000000.00000000
2020TB00---0000000.00000000
2019TB245.141311000049.0533228801656
Total245.14011000049.0533228801656
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021TB000---00000---0.0000---
2020TB000---00000------0---
2019TB038530.7000000.2681.40821612.67
Total038530.7011000.2681.40821612.67
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2017ASX-Hudson Valley Renega 20.0660100215101.800.750
2018ROK-GCL Rays 6.02200009121.500.500
2018AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab 47.211903205411453.241.186
2018AFX-Bowling Green Hot Ro 24.266020040281.120.413
2019AAX-Montgomery Biscuits 41.2870300629251.310.825
2019AAA-Durham Bulls 32.0760300409170.840.812
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/212
Birthdate:
12/18/1995
Age:
25
Hometown:
Darlington, PA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:

MLB Experience:
0