Colorado Rockies injury update: Jake McGee’s left knee

ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 30: Jake McGee #51 of the Colorado Rockies delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals in the tenth inning at Busch Stadium on July 30, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO - JULY 30: Jake McGee #51 of the Colorado Rockies delivers a pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals in the tenth inning at Busch Stadium on July 30, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /
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ST. PETERSBURG, FLA. — Jake McGee had to leave the game in the eighth inning of the Colorado Rockies’ 7-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night with left knee discomfort.

Jake McGee had thrown 19 pitches in his 1.1 innings of work when he said he felt something “a little weird” in his left knee. Colorado Rockies training staff members and manager Bud Black went to the mound to check on the left-handed reliever. After throwing another pitch to test the knee, McGee exited the game as Bryan Shaw took over.

"“I was feeling really good and then that last pitch on that strikeout, I just felt something a little weird in my knee,” McGee told Rox Pile and other media members after Monday’s game. “Didn’t really feel right at the moment and didn’t want to push it either. More precautionary to see where I’m at tomorrow and how it feels.”"

McGee has had issues with his left knee in the past but told media members on Monday that he had passed tests after the game with the team’s medical staff and didn’t believe there to be any issues that would cause him to miss extended time.

"“We will find out more tomorrow,” McGee said. “It just didn’t feel right that last pitch. I was stretching a little bit and I noticed that and come out so (it’s) precautionary.”"

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McGee has appeared in two games for the Rockies this season and has allowed two hits and no runs in 2.1 innings of work. He has struck out three and has not walked anyone.

On Monday night, the 32-year-old southpaw was making his first appearance at Tropicana Field since being traded to the Rockies in January of 2016.

Now in his fourth season with the Rockies, McGee has accumulated a 4-9 record with a 4.87 ERA. He has appeared in 181 games with Colorado after seeing action in 297 games with the Rays.

Next. German Marquez talks about the trade that brought him and McGee from Tampa to Denver. dark

We are in Florida with the Rockies and will update this story when we learn more.

UPDATE: On Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that Jake McGee is heading to the injured list with a left knee sprain. Carlos Estevez has been called up to take his place in the Rockies bullpen.

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