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Neil Wagner | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Mets signed RHP Neil Wagner to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Wagner began the year with the Rays' Triple-A affiliate, putting up a 3.07 ERA and 41/14 K/BB ratio over 44 innings. The 33-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014. Aug 15 - 3:30 PM

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Rays re-signed RHP Neil Wagner to a minor league contract.

Wagner, 32, held a 4.81 ERA but struck out a batter per inning at Triple-A Durham this season in his first year back from Tommy John surgery. He'll provided relief depth from the right side.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 01:04:00 PM

Neil Wagner made his first minor league appearance since 2014 on Tuesday with High-A Charlotte.

Wagner underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in August 2014 and ran into a couple of setbacks in his rehab. But he looked great Tuesday, throwing a perfect inning for the Stone Crabs while touching 95 mph on the radar gun. The 32-year-old right-hander could make his way into the Tampa Bay bullpen at some point this summer.
Wed, May 4, 2016 09:11:00 AM

Rays signed RHP Neil Wagner to a minor league contract.

Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith says it's a two-year deal that includes an invitation to 2016 spring training. Wagner, 30, was released by the Blue Jays earlier this month after having Tommy John surgery in August. It's no surprise that there was interest in Wagner, whose fastball sat in the mid-90s pre-surgery. If he regains his old form, it could prove to be a nice under-the-radar signing by the Rays.
Source: Sportsnet
Fri, Sep 12, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Blue Jays released RHP Neil Wagner.

Wagner was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Monday. The 30-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery last month and will likely miss most or all of 2015.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 11:38:00 AM

Blue Jays designated RHP Neil Wagner for assignment.

Wagner is now off the 40-man roster. The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery last month.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Neil Wagner needs Tommy John elbow surgery.

The reconstructive elbow procedure will be performed next week by Dr. James Andrew. Wagner has been on the shelf since mid-June and will now likely miss all of 2015.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 03:49:00 PM

Neil Wagner (elbow) will see Dr. James Andrews next week.

Wagner, out since mid-June with a strained forearm, threw just three pitches in a minor league rehab appearance with the GCL Blue Jays last Thursday before leaving with elbow pain. The fear is that he could have ligament damage, which could potentially require Tommy John surgery. The 30-year-old has appeared in 46 games with the Blue Jays over the past two seasons.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 12:20:00 PM

Neil Wagner (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment with the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays on Monday.

Wagner has been out since mid-June with a strained forearm. He was at Triple-A when he got hurt but should be a part of the Blue Jays' bullpen in September if he can avoid setbacks.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 03:04:00 PM

Neil Wagner (forearm) will throw a bullpen session next week.

Wagner has been progressing nicely of late after missing the last month with a forearm strain. He was at Triple-A Buffalo when injured and will return there once he's healthy.
Wed, Jul 16, 2014 03:30:00 PM

Neil Wagner (forearm) has resumed throwing.

Wagner was shut down for about a month after being diagnosed with a right forearm strain. That injury often leads to Tommy John surgery, but he paid a visit to Dr. James Andrews in June and was prescribed rest. The right-hander could again be an option for the Blue Jays' bullpen at some point later this season.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 05:25:00 PM

Dr. James Andrews examined Neil Wagner's sore right forearm earlier this week and recommended rest.

Wagner has been diagnosed with a forearm strain -- an injury that often leads to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. But the hope for now is that he'll be able to avoid that procedure and the 12-15 month recovery process that comes with it. Wagner had allowed nine earned runs in 10 innings this season for Toronto. He was a valuable middle reliever in 2013.
Source: Sportsnet
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Blue Jays optioned RHP Neil Wagner to Triple-A Buffalo.

Wagner has allowed nine earned runs in 10 innings of relief this season for Toronto. He was removed from the active roster Saturday to open a spot for Dioner Navarro, who was activated off the bereavement list.
Sat, May 17, 2014 07:29:00 PM

Blue Jays recalled RHP Neil Wagner from Triple-A Buffalo.

Wagner was placed on the disabled list at Buffalo earlier this month due to a right forearm strain, but he's evidently over that ailment. He'll be used in the middle innings.
Wed, May 14, 2014 02:24:00 PM

Neil Wagner was placed on the disabled list with Triple-A Buffalo due to a right forearm strain.

The severity of the injury isn't yet known. Wagner has made nine appearances with the Blue Jays this season and has tossed four scoreless innings in Triple-A.
Tue, May 6, 2014 11:47:00 AM

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