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A major name to follow in the second half of the Atlantic League season that is to start Friday night is that of two-time major league All-Star Game southpaw Scott Kazmir.  The 28-year-old started for Sugar Land, TX and allowed two runs in an inning in his first game in more than a year, throwing 22 pitches. “We look forward to seeing his stuff in action out on the mound with the track record he brings,” Skeeters Manager Gary Gaetti told The Sacramento Bee.  Kazmir won at least nine major league games for six consecutive years (66-61 overall) for Tampa Bay and the Los Angeles Angels before virtually disappearing last season.           (This is an excerpt from the column Bob Wirz writes year round on Independent Baseball.  Fans may subscribe for 2012 at reduced rates at WirzandAssociates.com, enjoy his blog, IndyBaseballChatter.com, or comment to RWirz@aol.com.  The author has 16 years of major league baseball public relations experience with Kansas City and as spokesman for two C...
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