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The Tampa  Rays have activated closer Jake McGee from the 15-day disabled list 

By SI Wire
May 15, 2015

The Tampa Bay Rays activated relief pitcher Jake McGee from the 15-day disabled list, the team announced.

The Rays optioned right-handed pitcher Matt Andriese to Triple-A Durham to make room for McGee on the roster. Andriese started three games this season for Tampa Bay, going 0-1 with a 4.79 ERA and also saved two games.

McGee has not played this season after undergoing arthroscopic left elbow surgery in December. He was on a minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A after the elbow injury put him on the disabled list. In four games with Durham, McGee gave up two hits, struck out five and walked two in four innings.

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In 2014, McGee recorded career bests in saves, ERA, appearances and innings after taking over the closer’s role late in the season. He posted a 5-2 record with a 1.89 ERA and 19 saves in 23 opportunities.

Tampa Bay’s bullpen is tied for the major league lead in saves and has a eight victories as a staff this season.

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