Reporter Yoon-Jun Ko = Jake McGee, who played 13 seasons in the major leagues and looked good in the bullpen, is coming down the familiar mound.
On the 4th (Korean time), McGee announced his retirement from playing in an interview with reporter Mark Topkin of the ‘Tampa Bay Times’.
He was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2004 draft and made his first big league appearance in 2010. Since then, he has been in 6 teams, and has a career record of 32 wins, 28 losses, 3.71 ERA, 144 holds, 79 saves and 613 strikeouts. During the 2020 season, he also received a championship ring with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
McGee was a player who focused only on fast balls, with a four-seam fastball shooting rate of 96.4%. He’s used a sinker, changeup, and curveball in the past, but lately he’s been mostly four-seamers, adding an occasional slider. 메이저놀이터
Last year, he went through the San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers and Washington Nationals, but went 1-3, 6.81 ERA, 4 holds, 3 saves and 25 strikeouts, and eventually announced his retirement.
“I think it’s the right time to retire,” McGee said. He doesn’t want to keep popping out. Now he decided it would be better to spend time with his family at home. I played for 13 years and also experienced a championship in the 2020 season. It has accomplished a lot,” he explained.
He said, “Tampa Bay was the first team that gave me a chance. Thank you very much.” Reporter Topkin said, “He wants to finish his playing career in Tampa Bay. There is no official thing yet, such as a one-day contract, but it seems that he will throw the first pitch within this season.”