LHP Jake McGee, one of the Rays' top pitching prospects, plans to throw off the mound Monday for the first time since Tommy John surgery in July. Though he'll throw just 20 pitches, all fastballs, it will be a big step.
McGee, 22, made 15 starts for Montgomery last season before tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. "I was kind of crushed because I knew I would have had a chance to be in Triple A and maybe up (in the majors) in September," he said. "Now I never know what would have happened."
McGee said his early goal is to be back in July and eventually join Class A Charlotte.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Jacob McGee Update
Marc Topkin and Joe Smith with an update on Jake McGee's health:
-- By Doug at 3:27 PM