|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||4/6/1993|
|Height, Weight||6'2", 220 lbs|
|From||West Allis, WI|
|Drafted||2014 - Rd 10|
McRae made a relief appearance in Friday's 17-8 loss to the Cubs, tossing 1.1 scoreless innings but allowing a hit and three walks.
McRae made a spot start last weekend versus St. Louis when Joe Musgrove was a late scratch with a foot injury, covering five innings and giving up two runs in the outing. With Musgrove cleared to rejoin the rotation Thursday in San Francsico, there was no longer any more room for McRae, who looks poised to stick in the bullpen the rest of the season.
McRae allowed two runs on three hits with two walks and one strikeout across five innings during a no-decision against the Cardinals on Friday.
While it wasn't enough for the win, this was arguably McRae's best major-league outing of the season. His biggest issues are still homers (seven in 20.1 innings) and control (11 walks versus 16 strikeouts), but he worked around both against the division-leading Cardinals. However, McRae is still 0-3 with a 8.41 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 16 strikeouts in 20.1 innings over seven appearances, including two starts, this season.
McRae will start Friday's game against St. Louis, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
McRae was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday and will quickly be pushed into starting duty after Joe Musgrove (foot) was scratched. The 26-year-old has primarily worked as a reliever in the majors this season, but he exceeded 85 pitches in five of six starts since his last demotion to Triple-A and could have the workload of a traditional starter if he pitches well.
McRae was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis prior to Thursday's game against the Marlins.
McRae has given up 17 earned runs in 15.1 innings in the majors this season. Look for him to work in low-leverage situations.