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McGee has surgery to repair torn meniscus

Rays hopeful reliever able to return this season

OAKLAND -- Rays' left-hander Jake McGee had successful arthroscopic surgery Friday to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee, and manager Kevin Cash said he's hopeful McGee would return before the end of the regular season.

"Nobody seems to be giving an exact timeframe on everything," Cash said, "but we're hopeful that maybe we'll get to see him at some point before the year's out."

McGee, who is 1-2 with a 2.57 ERA and six saves in 36 games this season and 21-11 with a 2.80 ERA over his six-year career, felt something give in his knee toward the end of his outing Tuesday against the Astros.

The timetable for McGee's return is 6-8 weeks, potentially putting him back on the mound sometime in early October. McGee was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to Wednesday, and the tear was diagnosed Thursday.

"He's got a ways to go, but get the rehab and we'll see how he does when he starts throwing in a couple weeks or so," Cash said.

Trevor Hass is an associate reporter for
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