Remember Eric Gagne?
The goggle-wearing, flame-throwing closer who won a National League Cy Young award in 2003? Well, it appears the 41 year old, who has not pitched in MLB since 2008, is ready to Cheap Baseball Jerseys make a comeback.
Gagne is currently serving as a guest pitching instructor for the Dodgers this week before he pitches for Canada in the World Baseball Classic.
Despite the long layoff from competitive baseball, Gagne is confident, and he said his fastball has reached the 90s. He also has his dominant changeup back.
“I feel great. It’s almost scary,” Gagne said, via MLB.com.
Gagne was a three-time MLB All-Star — all with the Dodgers. He also pitched for the Brewers, Red Sox, and Rangers and saved 55 games in his Cy Young-winning season.
Though it seems like a long shot, Gagne was once the best closer in the world. If he looks good during the WBC, he could find a role with a team late in spring training.
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