Former Dodgers Closer Eric Gagne Named Pitching Coach For France In WBC

Former Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Eric Gagné will be a part of the coaching staff for Team France during the World Baseball Classic Qualifiers in September down in Jupiter, Florida.

Gagné joins Manager Jim Stoeckel, bench coach Arnaud Fau, first base coach Jeff Stoeckel, third base coach Jamal Boutagra and bullpen coach Sammy Serano as part of the France squad. They will play against South Africa, Spain and Israel from September 19 to 23 at Roger Dean Stadium as part of the qualifier. Gagné owned 3.47 ERA during his time in the major leagues, playing eight seasons with the Boys in Blue before moving on to play with the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Milwaukee Brewers. He set a MLB record with 84 straight successful converted save opportunities with the Dodgers.

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