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Colorado Rockies re-sign Jake McGee, according to report

McGee is the second free agent addition to the Rockies’ bullpen

Update, 11:19 am MT:

Details on the exact terms have still not been revealed. However, Heyman says that it expected to be in the same $27M guaranteed range that Bryan Shaw’s contract was.

Update, 8:45 am MT:

While the complete terms of the contract are still not know, Jon Heyman is reporting that it is a three-year deal with an option for the fourth year. It is not clear if that option is a player, team, or vesting option.

The Colorado Rockies have reportedly re-signed Jake McGee. While the deal is still pending a physical and no details are available as of yet, the New York Post‘s Joel Sherman is saying that the deal is done. Earlier in the morning Ken Rosenthal reported that teams involved in negotiations with McGee’s representatives felt that he was headed back to the Rockies, and it now looks like the Rockies have added a second major piece to their bullpen.

The Rockies acquired McGee during the 2015-2016 offseason as part of the trade that sent Corey Dickerson to the Tampa Bay Rays and also brought Germán Márquez to the Rockies. While McGee struggled during the 2016 season due to decreased velocity, it appears that an injured knee was the cause. After a full offseason of recovery, McGee bounced back in a big way for the Rockies in 2017 and was a key piece in the Rockies pen. McGee posted a 3.61 ERA and 2.93 FIP which were good for a 139 ERA+. More importantly, McGee’s K/9 bounced back to 9.1.

With Bryan Shaw already in the fold, the Rockies now have a very potent left-right duo in the back of their bullpen. A question still remains: Are the Rockies done bolstering their bullpen ranks, or are they still in the market for someone with more closing experience?

We’ll update this story with details of the deal as they are announced.