According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post and MLB Network, the Colorado Rockies will re-sign left-handed reliever Jake McGee to a deal.
The Rockies have signed agreed to sign left-handed reliever Jake McGee, according to Joel Sherman of New York Post and MLB Network.
Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports and MLB Network reported that it was a three-year deal and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic and MLB Network reported early this morning that other teams believed that McGee and the Rockies were close to a deal.
As Heyman reported, the deal is for three years with an option for a fourth year but the money is still not known yet so we will update it later when we hear an exact number.
McGee has spent the past two seasons with the Rockies and the previous six seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays. Last season, he pitched in 62 games and had an ERA of 3.61 with a 139 ERA+. He allowed 7.4 hits, 2.5 walks, and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
In five of the past six seasons, he has pitched in 57 games or more and he proved to be reliable for the Rockies last season after he struggled in 2016.
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The Rockies signed right-handed reliever Bryan Shaw late last night so McGee is the second reliever to sign with the Rockies in the past 16 hours or so, Rockies general manager Jeff Bridich has stuck to his hope that the club would sign more than one reliever when he spoke to Jeff Joyce and Ryan Spilborghs on MLB Network Radio on Monday (we talked about his conversation in this article).
I suspect that the deal will be for about the same money that Bryan Shaw will make ($9 million per season).
I also think that this will be another good signing for the Rockies as McGee has proven to be a reliable and successful left-handed reliever. With playing with the Rockies in the past two seasons, the Rockies know him well so the familiarity obviously helps both sides of the deal.