Brewers Release Gagne

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The Milwaukee Brewers have released reliever Eric Gagne so he can rehab his sore shoulder in Tempe, Ariz., at a private facility.

Gagne was in the Brewers camp as a non-roster invitee on a minor
league contract.

Gagne had not pitched in a game in spring training before
developing shoulder soreness. An MRI detected damage to the rotator
cuff and labrum. Dr. Lewis Yocum recommended Gagne receive a
cortisone injection and rehab as an option to surgery.

The right-hander would have had a $1.5 million base salary if he
made the big league roster.

He signed a $10 million one-year contract with the Brewers in
December 2007, but finished last season with 10 saves in 17
chances, a 5.41 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 46 innings.