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Neil Wagner | Relief Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/1/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 12 - 10:31 AM
Source: Sportsnet

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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.
Sep 2 - 11:38 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.
Sep 1 - 6:58 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.
Aug 12 - 3:49 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.
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

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PosRoleName
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2Curt Casali
3Justin O'Conner
4Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
3Ryan Brett
4Eugenio Velez
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Nick Franklin
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Corey Brown
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
DH1David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Matt Moore
3Chris Archer
4Jake Odorizzi
5Drew Smyly
6Alex Colome
7Nate Karns
8Matt Andriese
9Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Ernesto Frieri
3Brad Boxberger
4Grant Balfour
5Kevin Jepsen
6Jeff Beliveau
7Steve Geltz
8Brandon Gomes
9C.J. Riefenhauser
10Jose Dominguez