Gagne granted his release by Dodgers

Former Cy Young Award winner Eric Gagne has been granted his
release by the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dodgers spokesman Joe Jareck said Gagne asked for his release
Sunday, six days after he was reassigned to their minor league
camp. Gagne had an out clause and could have become a free agent
but initially accepted the assignment.

Gagne was attempting to make a comeback with the team for whom
he successfully converted 84 straight save chances and won the 2003
Cy Young.

The right-hander spent last year in the minors, pitching in the
independent Can-Am League. He played for Milwaukee in 2008.

Gagne, 34, had a 20.25 ERA in three outings during spring
training, allowing six runs and eight hits in 2 2-3 innings.

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