Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 10/14/14

22 OCT 2008: Scott Kazmir of the Rays looks skyward during the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Tampa Bay Rays in Game #1 of the World Series Series at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians have signed free agent left-hander Scott Kazmir to a minor league contract. Kazmir, a three-time All-Star who led the AL in strikeouts in 2007, will have a shot at making the Indians' starting rotation at spring training in Goodyear, Ariz. The 28-year-old spent last season in the independent Atlantic League. He has a 66-61 career record with a 4.17 ERA in 179 starts for Tampa Bay and the Los Angeles Angels. He went 13-9 with a 3.48 ERA in 2007 for the Rays. The Indians also signed right-hander Jerry Gil and Lefty Edward Paredes to minor league deals with non-roster invitations to camp. The 30-year old Gil is a former position player who switched the mound in in 2008. He spent last season at Triple-A Las Vegas, going 7-1 with nine saves in 58 relief outings. Paredes pitched in Seattle's system from 2005-11.
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