Monday, February 23, 2009

Pitching Coach Jim Hickey On Jake McGee

Jim HickeyBill Chastain has this from Jim Hickey on Jake McGee's Monday workout:
Hickey seemed most excited about seeing Jake McGee throw Monday.

The left-handed pitching prospect made 15 starts for Double-A Montgomery in 2008 before tearing the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. Dr. James Andrews performed season-ending Tommy John surgery on July 8. McGee is expected to miss a portion of the 2009 season as he recovers.

"McGee looked really good," Hickey said. "That was exciting, especially when a guy puts so much work and effort and time into it. The ball came out of his hand tremendously. He was exciting before, but this is a whole different thing now."

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