Chad Wagler starts his third year with the Cavaliers with professional experience at the minor league levels. Wagler attended Kent State University and was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in the 18th round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft and by the Houston Astros in the 22nd round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft.
Wagler played four season in the minors and reached as high as Double-A with the Corpus Christi Hooks in 2009. In his overall career, he appeared in 97 games in primarily a relief role. He won 18 games and recorded six saves with 142 strikeouts.