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Posted on: Friday, February 19, 2010

MLB: Gagne agrees to minor league contract with Dodgers


Associated Press

NEW YORK A person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press former NL Cy Young Award winner Eric Gagne has agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Gagne would receive a $500,000, one-year contract if added to the 40-man roster, the person said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. Gagne could earn an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses.

Gagne won the 2003 NL Cy Young with the Dodgers, when he converted all 55 save chances, but the 34-year-old right-hander hasn't pitched in the majors since 2008 with Milwaukee. He spent last season with an independent minor league team.

The Mitchell Report accused Gagne of receiving human growth hormone in 2004.