Eric Gagne has reportedly reached a deal to return to the Dodgers.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the former Red Sox reliever has reached an agreement on a minor league contract, a baseball source said. Gagne will make $500,000 if he cracks the Dodgers' big league roster and can earn up to $500,000 more in incentives.
L.A. is giving Gagne a chance despite the recent dramatic drop-off in his numbers. He has been injury prone of late and his character was called into question with the release of the Mitchell Report, which alleged that Gagne had received many shipments of HGH.
This will be Gagne's second stint with the Dodgers. He spent the formative years of his career in L.A. from 1999-2006 and won the NL Cy Young Award in 2003 after registering 55 saves with a 1.20 ERA.
Gagne pitched for the Quebec Capitales of the Can-Am League in 2009 and went 6-6 with a 4.65 ERA.