Jake McGee Discusses Future in Bullpen

Nice little piece from a hometown paper here on ol' Clockhands McGee:

That's good, because after being added to the 40-man roster last offseason, McGee has been invited to spring training in Port Charlotte, Fla. He will be given a chance to make the Rays opening-day roster as a bullpen arm -- a role that could be his future.

A starter his entire career since being taken out of Reed in the fifth round of the 2004 amateur draft, McGee doesn't mind the switch, which eventually could lead to a role as a setup man or closer.

"I'd like that role a lot," McGee said. "I'd be able to better focus and put all my energy into one batter or one inning, and not have to pace myself."

McGee pitched quite well out of the pen last year; tossing 22 innings in High-A with a FIP in the 3.2s. Obviously it's a bit premature to state whether he'll make his debut this year in the majors or not, but given indications in the past, it wouldn't be too surprising if he wound up there for the long-haul.

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