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Neil K. Wagner
is a pitcher
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for the Oakland Athletics
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of Major League Baseball
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Wagner attended Eden Prairie High School
Eden Prairie High School is a four-year public high school located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. The present high school opened in 1981 and was significantly added to in 1990, 1994 and 1997. Eden Prairie High School has been graduating students for over seventy years. The school was named a Blue...
and North Dakota State University
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Wagner was drafted by the Cleveland Indians
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in the 21st round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft
The 2005 First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball's annual amateur draft, was held on June 7 and 8. It was conducted via conference call with representatives from each of the league's 30 teams...
. On May 14, 2010, he was sold to the Athletics for cash considerations. He was promoted to the majors for the first time by the Athletics on August 30, 2011.