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Top Matt Gage News

  • Dodgers' Matt Gage: Shipped to Dodgers

    The Dodgers acquired Gage and right-hander Christian Zazueta from the Yankees on Monday in exchange for left-hander Caleb Ferguson, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    Though Ferguson is a more established left-handed reliever at the big-league level, he's bound for free agency in 2025 and has no minor-league options remaining, while Gage is a pre-arbitration pitcher who still has an option. Gage isn't expected to be a vital part of the Los Angeles bullpen in 2024, but he'll at least help restore some left-handed depth to the relief ranks while also offering more maneuverability between the majors and Triple-A Oklahoma City. Over his 16 career big-league appearances over the past two seasons between Toronto and Houston, the 30-year-old Gage owns a 1.83 ERA (3.74 SIERA) over 19.2 innings.

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  • Yankees' Matt Gage: Nabbed by Yankees via waivers

    The Yankees claimed Gage off waivers from the Astros on Monday, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports.

    The New York native has fared well in his brief time at the major-league level over the last two seasons, posting a 1.83 ERA and 20:9 K:BB across 19.2 innings. Gage will turn 31 in a couple weeks and has a minor-league option remaining.

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  • Astros' Matt Gage: Jettisoned from 40-man roster

    Gage was designated for assignment by the Astros on Monday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    The move was made in order to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Josh Hader. Gage, who turns 31 next month, has held a 1.83 ERA and 20:9 K:BB over 19.2 innings at the major-league level and posted a 4.58 ERA and 39:20 K:BB across 37.1 frames at Triple-A Sugar Land in 2023.

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  • Astros' Matt Gage: Sent back to Triple-A

    Houston optioned Gage to Triple-A Sugar Land on Wednesday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    Ronel Blanco has been called up in a corresponding roster move to start Wednesday's game against the Guardians. Gage did not make an appearance during his two-day stint in the Astros' bullpen.

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  • Astros' Matt Gage: Recalled from Triple-A

    Gage was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land on Monday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    The 30-year-old lefty has a 1.83 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 20 strikeouts in 19.2 frames in the big leagues, but he has been up and down between the majors and minors this season. Look for Gage to work in low-leverage situations.

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  • Astros' Matt Gage: Optioned to Triple-A

    The Astros optioned Gage to Triple-A Sugar Land on Friday, Chandler Rome of The Athletic reports.

    He was called up Sunday to take the place of Ryne Stanek as he went on the bereavement list. Gage made two appearances during his brief stint, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings while striking out three batters and walking one. His solid, if brief, MLB track record isn't consistent with his performance in the minors this season (6.59 ERA, 2.05 WHIP), but Gage still figures to be on the short list of potential bullpen reinforcements for Houston later this season.

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  • Astros' Matt Gage: Called up from Triple-A

    Houston recalled Gage from Triple-A Sugar Land on Sunday, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.

    Gage takes the place of fellow reliever Ryne Stanek (personal), who was placed on the family medical emergency list Saturday. In four relief innings with Houston earlier in the season, Gage allowed a pair of earned runs. He's likely a mid-to-late-inning option for the big club while he's on the roster.

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  • Astros' Matt Gage: Optioned to Triple-A

    Gage was optioned to Triple-A Sugar Land by the Astros on Monday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

    Gage allowed two runs over four relief innings during his time with the big club. He's clearing out to make room for Parker Mushinski's return.

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  • Astros' Matt Gage: Moves up from Triple-A

    Gage was recalled from Triple-A Sugar Land on Tuesday, Danielle Lerner of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    With Luis Garcia (elbow) landing on the 15-day injured list Tuesday, Gage will be brought up to the majors to fill Garcia's roster spot. Gage had quite a bit of success in the majors last season with Toronto, posting a 1.38 ERA and 0.92 WHIP across 13 innings. However, he's struggled early on in Triple-A this season to the tune of a 5.00 ERA and 1.89 WHIP in nine frames.

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  • Astros' Matt Gage: Moves to Triple-A

    The Astros optioned Gage to Triple-A Sugar Land on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The southpaw pitched well this spring, allowing just one run with a 6:1 K:BB over six innings, but he nonetheless finds himself on the outside looking in for a roster spot. With Gage headed to the minors, that means the Astros will open the regular season with no left-handers in their bullpen.

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  • Astros' Matt Gage: Headed for bullpen role

    Gage will likely start the regular season as a member of the Astros' bullpen, Matt Young of The Houston Chronicle reports.

    Gage was picked up by the Astros in mid-February, and he'll benefit from the absences of Parker Mushinski (back) and Blake Taylor (elbow) -- both of whom have yet to enter game action this spring. Without that duo, the Astros will be without a lefty in their bullpen, thus opening the door for Gage to claim a roster spot. He made his big-league debut with Toronto in 2022 and maintained a 1.38 ERA and 0.92 WHIP across 13 innings.

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  • Astros' Matt Gage: Scooped up by Houston

    The Astros claimed Gage off waivers from the Blue Jays on Monday.

    The addition of Gage fills the final opening on the Astros' 40-man roster. Before the Blue Jays designated him for assignment earlier this month, Gage posted a 1.38 ERA over 13 innings with the big club to go with a 2.34 ERA in 41 appearances at Triple-A Buffalo in 2022. The lefty will get a chance to win one of the final spots in the Houston bullpen during the Grapefruit League.

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  • Matt Gage: Handed walking papers

    Gage was placed on unconditional release waivers Monday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    All 29 other teams will have a chance to claim Gage and add him to the 40-man roster, however, the southpaw also has the option of rejecting the claim and testing free agency. Either way, his tenure in Toronto will come to an end. Gage appeared in 11 games for the Blue Jays in 2022, posting a 1.38 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with a 12:6 K:BB across 13 frames.

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  • Blue Jays' Matt Gage: Removed from 40-man roster

    Gage was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Kaitlyn McGrath of The Athletic reports.

    Gage is cleared off the 40-man roster to make room for Chad Green, who signed a two-year, $8.5 million deal Tuesday. The southpaw hurler was effective with a 1.38 ERA over 13 innings in 11 appearances with Toronto, and posted a 2.34 ERA in Triple-A Buffalo in his 41 games in the minors. It would not be a surprise at all if he saw interest on the waiver wire or via trade.

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  • Blue Jays' Matt Gage: Sent down to minors

    Gage was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Mitch Bannon of SI.com reports.

    Gage was called up by the Blue Jays on Tuesday but didn't make any appearances during his time in the major-league bullpen. He'll head back to the minors to help make room on the active roster for Anthony Bass and Zach Pop, who were recently acquired by Toronto via trade.

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  • Blue Jays' Matt Gage: Joining Blue Jays

    The Blue Jays will call up Gage from Triple-A Buffalo prior to Tuesday's game in Tampa Bay, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Gage has a 2.16 ERA at Triple-A since his July 4 demotion. He was effective with Toronto prior to being sent down, posting a 1.38 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 13 innings. The Blue Jays will likely limit his usage to lower-leverage spots in relief while he's up with the big club.

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  • Blue Jays' Matt Gage: Sent to Triple-A

    Gage was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Gage had given up just one run over his last five appearances (5.1 innings), but he'll head to the minors to make room for Anthony Banda, who was recently acquired in a trade with the Pirates.

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  • Blue Jays' Matt Gage: Returns to majors

    Gage was recalled by the Blue Jays on Saturday.

    Gage was optioned Friday but will return just one day later with Trevor Richards (neck) hitting the injured list. Gage allowed one run on two hits across five innings of relief work during his previous stint in the majors, his only big-league experience to date.

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  • Blue Jays' Matt Gage: Sent down Friday

    Gage was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

    Gage joined the major-league bullpen last week and posted a 1.80 ERA and 0.60 WHIP in five innings over four appearances with the Blue Jays. However, he'll head back to the minors after Otto Lopez was called up Friday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 265 lbs
Birthplace: Niskayuna, NY
Age: 31
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: R, L