Gagne pondering comeback at age 41

2003 Cy Young winner is a guest instructor with Dodgers

February 18th, 2017
Eric Gagne, who won the 2003 Cy Young Award with the Dodgers, is serving as a guest pitching instructor for team. He is also considering a comeback. (AP)Alex Gallardo/AP

PHOENIX -- Former Cy Young Award winner is serving as a guest pitching instructor for the Dodgers this week, but he's also been on the mound with a comeback under consideration.
Gagne, 41, will pitch for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic this month after serving as the pitching coach for France in 2013. Gagne will continue training by throwing bullpen sessions when he's not working with Dodgers pitchers.
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But the Scottsdale resident also has had throwing sessions with the Padres and D-backs. He hasn't pitched in the Major Leagues since 2008 with Boston and hasn't been in a camp as a player since 2010 with the Dodgers. That's when Gagne asked for his release after being assigned to Minor League camp as he showed the effects of two elbow operations, back surgery and shoulder problems.
Gagne said his fastball has climbed into the 90s and the changeup that made hitters look so foolish is back as well.
"I feel great. It's almost scary," he said.
Gagne won his Cy Young Award with the Dodgers in 2003 when he saved 55 games.