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Former CY Young winner Eric Gagné takes the bump for Aigles

By: Devon Teeple

Last night, 2003 National League CY Young winner, Eric Gagné took the hill for the Can-AM League's Trois-Riviéres Aigles. This was the first time he's toed the rubber since 2009 when he was a member of Les Capitales de Quebec. Gagne, part-owner of the Aigles, is best known for his stellar years as closer for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His best season came in 2003 when he recorded 55 saves (NL record), posted a 1.20 ERA, and held opponents to a .133 batting average.

In front of 6,022 fans, Gagné didn't disappoint. The Montreal native went four and one-third and gave up one run on two hits. He struck out two while walking five. The Montreal Gazette reports that he topped out at 93 mph. Not too bad for someone pushing 40. Gagné confirmed after the game that this would be his last appearance.


Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Toronto Blue Jays scout Indy League for arms

By: Devon Teeple

The Sugar Land Skeeters announced early last week that the Toronto Blue Jays have signed 6'0 right-handed pitcher, Derek Blacksher to a minor league contract. Blacksher, the eighth Sugar Land Skeeter to be signed by a Major League club this season, has joined the Jays' Single-A affiliate in Dunedin, Florida. 

Originally drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 33rd round of the 2007 MLB June Amateur Draft, Blacksher has spent the majority of his nine-year career in the Independent Leagues. His brief stint in the Marlins organization lasted less than 30 innings. Eight years in Indy ball and four years in Foreign Winter Leagues has prepared him for this opportunity with the Blue Jays.

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Braves sign reigning Frontier League Pitcher of the Year

By: Devon Teeple

The 2014 Frontier League Pitcher of the Year is back in affiliated baseball after signing a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves, according to a recent press release on the Miners website this past Thursday.

Drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 7th round of the 2010 MLB June Amateur Draft from Pepperdine University, Matt Bywater has seen his fair share of pro ball. 

Five seasons in to his career and 89 starts deep, Bywater's numbers are very impressive. In just over 400 innings, he sports a 2.94 ERA and has struck out 401 hitters. His career WHIP stands at 1.181.

From the NHL to business owner: Darius Kasparaitis and life after hockey

By: Devon Teeple

Darius Kasparaitis was drafted as the fifth overall pick in the first round of the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders. He played a total of 16 years in the NHL for the Islanders, Pittsburgh Penguins, Colorado Avalanche and the New York Rangers. Previous to that, Kasparaitis played five seasons for Dynamo Moscow.

In over 20 years of hockey, he played in over 1000 games and saw great success professionally and on the International level where he won three Olympic medals, including gold in Albertville in 1992. He also won three Junior medals including gold in 1992.

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