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Rays reliever Jake McGee undergoes season-ending knee surgery

Jake McGee

Tampa Bay Rays closer Jake McGee pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the ninth inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Tampa Bay defeated Chicago 3-1. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)


Rays setup man/closer Jake McGee, who made his way back from elbow surgery to re-establish himself as one of the league’s elite left-handed relievers, will now miss the remainder of the season following knee surgery.

McGee suffered a torn mensicus while blowing a save Tuesday against the Astros, which is a shame because he was as dominant as ever with a 2.57 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 35 innings while holding opponents to a .195 batting average and .538 OPS.

McGee is making $3.55 million this season at age 29 and is under team control via arbitration for 2016 and 2017.

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