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Eric Gagne | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (38) / 1/7/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Seminole (OK) JC
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According to Martin Leclerc of Quebec-based RueFrontenac.com, 34-year-old reliever Eric Gagne has decided to retire from baseball.
Gagne spent 10 seasons in the major leagues and will finish with a 3.47 career ERA and 1.16 career WHIP. He won the NL Cy Young Award in 2003, when he saved 55 games and registered a lights-out 15.0 K/9 for the Dodgers. Not every season was a smooth one for the Quebec-born Gagne, but he should be remembered as one of the more dominant ninth-inning relievers to ever grace a major league mound. Mon, Apr 19, 2010 11:13:00 AM

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Dodgers released RHP Eric Gagne.

His second stint with the team lasted all of a month and could signal the end of the line for the former Cy Young winner. Gagne had said previously that he was willing to put in some time at Triple-A in order to make it back to the majors, but either that changed or the Dodgers decided there wasn't much point to trying it. He hasn't been healthy and effective since mid-2008.
Mon, Mar 22, 2010 12:07:00 AM

Dodgers reassigned RHP Eric Gagne, LHP Scott Elbert, RHP Scott Dohmann, outfielder Michael Restovich and infielder John Lindsey to minor league camp.

Gagne hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2008 and hasn't been an effective pitcher for longer than that. He failed to covert his long-shot opportunity at a big league job, but could conceivably resurface later this season. Elbert was in competition for the fifth starter job, but will have to settle for another season aboard the Albuquerque-to-Dodgertown Express.
Mon, Mar 15, 2010 01:47:00 PM

Eric Gagne surrendered two runs and three hits in an inning Saturday against the White Sox.

Gagne almost surely will have to work his way back to the majors by putting in some Triple-A time at the start of the year. His stuff isn't there right now.
Sat, Mar 6, 2010 06:45:00 PM

Eric Gagne admitted to L.A. Times columnist T.J. Simers Monday that he has used HGH in the past.

Not at all surprising, as Gagne was included on the Mitchell Report in 2007 and expressed "regrets" about his past upon arriving at Dodgers camp over the weekend. "...I thought it would help me get better when I hurt my knee," he said. "I just don't want that to sound as an excuse. ... I'm so ashamed. It wasn't smart. If I knew what I know now. ... I didn't need it. I regret it so much, just now maybe getting over the guilt. It was stupid." In slightly more surprising Gagne news, the veteran said he would be open to accepting a minor league assignment this season, according to a story in the LA Times. Although Gagne has a contractual clause that allows him to become a free agent if he doesn't make the big league club, it sounds as though he'd be amiable to spending time in the minors. "I was in the Can-Am League," said Gagne of his whereabouts last season. "Triple A will be like the big leagues."
Source: CTV.ca
Mon, Feb 22, 2010 01:23:00 PM

Eric Gagne expressed "regrets" about his past upon arriving at Dodgers camp on Saturday, reports Jeff Fletcher of AOL Fanhouse.

"I've said it 150 times, it's always going to be on my resume for the rest of my life," said Gagne, who was included on the Mitchell Report in 2007. "People will second-guess everything I do and if I have a good year they'll all second guess. That's normal. I'm not expecting anything else. But for me it's over. I have to go on. I can talk about it every day. It doesn't matter. I still have to go out and pitch and perform." Gagne was signed to a minor league contract by the Dodgers this week. There's a certain nostalgia here, but Gagne hasn't pitched in the majors since 2008 and hasn't been anything close to effective for a few seasons. He's a long shot to make the roster.
Sat, Feb 20, 2010 04:33:00 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Eric Gagne to a minor league contract.

The deal will pay Gagne $500,000 if he lands on the Opening Day roster and another $500,000 if he hits certain performance-based incentives. To us, both seem unlikely. He hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2008 and he hasn't been an effective pitcher in many years.
Fri, Feb 19, 2010 01:05:00 PM

MLB.com reports that the Dodgers have signed Eric Gagne to a minor league contract.

The agreement isn't official yet, but Gagne is apparently headed back to the scene of his best years as a pro. If Gagne makes the team, the deal will pay him $500,000 with $500,000 more in games and games-finished incentives. He has also received an invite to camp where he will compete with the likes of knuckleballer Charlie Haeger for a bullpen spot.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Thu, Feb 18, 2010 09:20:00 PM

According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, the Rockies have offered reliever Eric Gagne a minor league contract.

They are still talking, according to Harding, and the Dodgers remain in the mix. Gagne tossed a bullpen session in front of Colorado brass on Tuesday and although there were mixed reviews, the club appears willing to give him a shot. Gagne hasn't appeared in the majors since the 2008 season with the Brewers, when he tallied a 5.44 ERA in 46 1/3 innings. He spent last year with Quebec Capitales of the independent Can-Am League.
Thu, Feb 18, 2010 05:25:00 PM

Jon Heyman of SI.com writes that the Dodgers are the most likely landing spot for free agent reliever Eric Gagne.

But don't dismiss the Rockies either. Team officials watched Gagne throw on Tuesday and the 34-year-old right-hander remains close with his former manager Jim Tracy. Gagne hasn't appeared in the majors since the 2008 season with the Brewers, when he posted a 5.44 ERA in 46 1/3 innings. He spent last season with the Quebec Capitales of the independent Can-Am League.
Wed, Feb 17, 2010 01:26:00 PM

Troy Renck of the Denver Post does not expect the Rockies to continue their pursuit of free agent reliever Eric Gagne.

Gagne threw a bullpen session in front of a group of Colorado decision-makers Tuesday, but Renck says the workout was far too "pedestrian." The 34-year-old Gagne hasn't pitched in the majors since 2008, when he had a 5.44 ERA in 46 1/3 innings for the Brewers. He spent the 2009 season with the Quebec Capitales of the independent Can-Am League.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Feb 17, 2010 09:24:00 AM

Free agent reliever Eric Gagne worked out for the Rockies in Arizona on Tuesday, according to a story by MLB.com's Thomas Harding.

"I basically called them up and said I'm ready," Gagne said. "I want to find a place to play and see if you guys give me a shot." According to Gagne, he has worked out for the Phillies, Dodgers and a few other teams. The 34-year-old right-hander last appeared in the majors back in 2008, when he posted a 5.44 ERA in 46 1/3 innings for the Brewers. He pitched in an independent Canadian league last year. Gagne is looking for, at the very least, a minor league contract, and it appears as though he will get it somewhere.
Source: MLB.com
Tue, Feb 16, 2010 06:37:00 PM

The Rockies and Dodgers have maintained interest in free agent reliever Eric Gagne, according to SI.com's Jon Heyman.

Both clubs saw the 34-year-old right-hander throw in January and are apparently willing to take a chance on him finally rebounding. Gagne last appeared in the majors back in 2008, when he posted a 5.44 ERA in 46 1/3 innings for the Brewers. He played in an independent Canadian league last year and will probably have to settle for a minor league contract.
Source: SI.com
Tue, Feb 16, 2010 10:35:00 AM

Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports reports that right-hander Eric Gagne has tentative workouts scheduled with the Rockies, Dodgers and Blue Jays.

The Phillies reportedly sent scouts to Arizona to watch the 34-year-old right-hander throw on Wednesday, but they aren't alone in their interest. Gagne spent the 2009 season as a player-coach with the Quebec Capitales of the independent Can-Am League and hasn't appeared in the majors since 2008 with the Brewers.
Thu, Jan 21, 2010 09:40:00 AM

According to a report out of Quebec, passed along by the Philadelphia Daily News, Eric Gagne will work out in front of Phillies scouts this week.

"I'm very excited to have this chance," Gagne told CKAC, a French-language radio station in Quebec, Canada. "There are many players that I know well on that team, including outfielder Jayson Werth." The 34-year-old righty spent the 2009 season as a player-coach with the Capitales of the independent Can-Am League. He last appeared in a major league game back in 2008, when he posted a 5.44 ERA in 46 1/3 innings for the Brewers.
Wed, Jan 20, 2010 08:18:00 AM

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1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Jamie Romak
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
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3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
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3Scott Van Slyke
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CF1Joc Pederson
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10Carlos Frias
11Daniel Coulombe
12Adam Liberatore
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