Dodgers release reliever Gagne

Updated: March 22, 2010, 12:28 AM ET
By Tony Jackson | ESPNLosAngeles.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Eric Gagne, the Dodgers' former Cy Young Award-winning closer who rejoined the team as a non-roster invitee to spring training, asked for and was granted his unconditional release on Sunday night.

With that, the veteran right-hander's relationship probably ended for good with the club for which he successfully converted 84 consecutive save opportunities from 2002-2004. For most of that time, he was the face of the franchise from a marketing standpoint.

"He wanted ...

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