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Scott Kazmir was once one of the best young pitchers in the game. However, injuries and an inability to reclaim his command led to him spending the entire 2012 season playing independent league baseball. He is currently a free agent pitching in the Dominican Winter League, and his recent start has teams raising their eyebrows.
According to ESPN's Buster Olney, team may have renewed interest in the 28-year old lefty.
Teams have already shown interest in Scott Kazmir, and that probably will be heightened by his strong outing Friday. mlb.mlb.com/milb/stats/sta…
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 1, 2012
In Friday's outing, Kazmir went six innings, allowed six hits, gave up one run, and struck out seven. Granted it's not quite the same as performing in a Major League game, but the performance was impressive given the talent he faced. The players on Leones de Ponce are far better than the quality Kazmir would have faced in the independent league.
Kazmir is 66-61 with a 4.17 ERA in his Major League career. He spent six seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays before being traded. After leaving Tampa Bay, Kazmir's struggles began. With the Angels, Kazmir went 11-17 with a 5.31 ERA.
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