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Eric Gagne | Relief Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (41) / 1/7/1976
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Seminole (OK) JC
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Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that Eric Gagne has ended his comeback attempt.
The 41-year-old will instead turn his attention to coaching. He had been pitching for the Long Island Ducks in the Independent Atlantic League where he struggled through 3 2/3 innings. May 21 - 5:21 PM

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Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports that Eric Gagne has signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.

The hope is that Gagne pitches well enough for the Ducks that he then catches on with a major league organization. It could happen if he can manage to stay healthy, as the 41-year-old surprised everyone by hitting 95 mph during the World Baseball Classic. Gagne's former organization, the Dodgers, are one team known to have interest in him.
May 5 - 4:16 PM

Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports that Eric Gagne is in discussion with the Dodgers on a minor league contract.

Gagne noted that two other teams were very interested in his services, but that he's focused on the Dodgers. The 41-year-old right-hander was throwing 95 mph during the World Baseball Classic, which has opened the door to a potential comeback.
Apr 1 - 2:14 PM

Eric Gagne threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

It's his third pen session since coming back from the World Baseball Classic. Gagne has been working as a guest instructor at Dodgers spring training. The 41-year-old topped out at 95 mph at the WBC and is hoping for another shot at the big leagues. Perhaps he'll land a minor league deal at some point.
Mar 28 - 3:22 PM

SB Nation's Chris Cotillo reports that "multiple teams" are interested in Eric Gagne after he touched 95 mph while pitching for Canada in the World Baseball Classic Saturday.

Cotillo writes that there has been "buzz" at the WBC host site in Miami over Gagne and that the former National League Cy Young winner's comeback attempt is "legit." The report states that the Padres are one club that's "at least monitoring" Gagne, but the reliever "has a few teams on him after private workouts." Gagne is 41 and hasn't appeared in a major league game since 2008, but this will be fascinating to watch.
Mar 12 - 11:17 AM

Eric Gagne said Monday that he has worked out for five MLB teams.

He also claims to be hitting 90-94 mph with his fastball as he prepares to pitch for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic. Gagne has not appeared in a major league game since back in 2008 with the Brewers -- nine years ago. He turned 41 in January.
Mar 6 - 1:32 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports hears from scouts that Eric Gagne is still throwing in the low 90s as he attempts his comeback.

Gagne, now 41 years old and hasn't pitched in the majors since 2008, is slated to pitch for Team Canada in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. But he's hoping to parlay that into an opportunity with an MLB team. The former Cy Young Award winner has reportedly already had throwing sessions with the Padres and Diamondbacks and it appears that more are to come. His agent, Scott Leventhal, said his client would even be willing to throw on back-to-back days to allay any concerns about his durability. It's a long shot, but it would be a heck of a comeback story.
Feb 21 - 1:47 PM

Eric Gagne told MLB.com's Ken Gurnick that he's considering making a comeback.

Gagne is now 41 and hasn't pitched in the majors since 2008 or even been in a spring training camp since 2010. However, he's been throwing bullpen sessions as he prepares to pitch for Canada in the World Baseball Classic and says he's getting his fastball into the 90s and also featuring his trademark changeup. "I feel great. It's almost scary," Gagne said. The righty has had throwing sessions with the Padres and Diamondbacks. Obviously, it's a huge long shot that Gagne pitches again in the majors, let alone does it effectively. However, it will be something fun to track this spring.
Source: MLB.com
Feb 19 - 1:33 PM

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

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

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