Gagne gets minor league deal
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Gagne would receive $1.5 million if he's added to the major league roster and can earn additional $3 million in performance bonuses: $2 million based on games from 25-60 and $1 million based on games finished from 50-65.
Gagne had a $10 million, one-year deal with the Brewers last season. He started out as the closer, blew six save chances and wound up on the disabled list.
When the 2003 NL Cy Young Award winner returned, he primarily pitched the eighth inning with Salomon Torres working the ninth. Gagne finished 4-3 with a 5.44 ERA and 10 saves in 50 appearances.
The Brewers did not offer salary arbitration to Gagne and allowed him to become a free agent. Torres retired to spend more time with his family.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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