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Dodgers News: Former LA Reliever Released By the Giants

Dodgers fans might remember the emergence of Jake McGee out of the bullpen in 2020. Once a struggling hurler in Colorado, McGee came over and completely revamped himself. He finished up with 24 appearances in the shortened year and was essential to their World Series Championship run. 

McGee used that success and leveraged it into a free agent contract. The Giants stole him away from the Dodgers on a deal that paid a guaranteed $5 million across 2 years. But he will not get the chance to finish out that deal. 

The Giants announced today that they had placed McGee on unconditional release waivers. That means that all 29 teams must have the opportunity to claim McGee before he is officially released from the team. The Dodgers would have their chance to claim him should they see a need. 

If there’s one thing we know about Andrew Friedman, it’s that he will always take a look at pitchers available. The Dodgers always need arms and they have familiarity with McGee. Unfortunately, his success has not been there in 2022. McGee has posted a 7.17 ERA across 21.1 innings of work. 

McGee was also the guy that helped convince Yency Almonte to come over to the Dodgers. And they owe him a lot for that, given how effective Yency has been in the bullpen. 

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    • Yeah, that and he’s a former Giant. Butler, Kent and Snyder aside. Can’t think of any pitchers tho? Jayson Schmidt-house was a local hero here in Kelso. They retired his # along with a couple other bums. Makes me sick every time I walk my dog along the dyke behind the HS there n see his darn name. But yeah….no giants…. I giant pitchers at least!