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Scott Kazmir to sign with Independent team
The former Mets, Rays and Angels pitcher is expected to sign with the Independent Sugar Land Skeeters out of Houston, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.
The 28-year old made just one start for the Angels in 2011, and was released by the club on June 15 despite having $14.5 million guaranteed remaining on his contract.
This past winter, multiple teams including the Mets, showed interest in the left-hander when he worked out in front of MLB scouts.
In his eight year career, Kazmir is 66-61 with a 4.17 ERA and 993 strikeouts. In 2004, Kazmir was traded by the Mets to the Rays in a deal that the Mets received Victor Zambrano.