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Neil Wagner | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 12 - 3:49 PM

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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.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
Aug 12 - 12:20 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.
Aug 3 - 3:04 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.
Jul 16 - 3:30 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.
Jul 2 - 5:25 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
Jun 12 - 11:06 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.
May 17 - 7:29 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.
May 14 - 2:24 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.
Source: Sportsnet.ca
May 6 - 11:47 AM

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

The 30-year-old right-hander pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 innings on Friday and has pitched well in the early going, but the Blue Jays desperately needed another arm in the bullpen. He should get another opportunity with the Jays soon.
Apr 25 - 10:38 PM

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

Wagner had a rough spring and was unable to secure an Opening Day bullpen job, but he's up now and will try to make himself useful in middle relief. The 30-year-old right-hander owns a 4.19 career ERA in the majors.
Apr 9 - 4:23 PM

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

He entered camp with a shot at a bullpen spot, but as Sportsnet.ca's Ben Nicholson-Smith notes, the fact that Wagner has options left could have worked against him. Wagner allowed five runs but struck out eight over 5 2/3 spring innings.
Mar 14 - 12:49 PM

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

Wagner was sent down last week after posting a 3.26 ERA in 20 appearances out of the pen. He'll resume working in middle relief.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 12:59:00 AM

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

Wagner posted a solid 3.26 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 20 appearances with the big club. He should be back later this season.
Sun, Jul 21, 2013 11:00:00 AM

Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Neil Wagner from Triple-A Buffalo.

Wagner was pitching as the closer with Buffalo and had a 0.89 ERA, 13 saves and a 32/8 K/BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings. The hard-throwing 29-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2011 as a member of the Athletics.
Wed, May 29, 2013 08:45:00 AM

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2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
2Nolan Reimold
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PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
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PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins