Kazmir released

Scott Kazmir

Scott Kazmir

#19 SP
Los Angeles Angels

2011 STATS

  • GM1
  • W0

  • L0

  • BB2

  • K0

  • ERA27.00

Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com writes that Scott Kazmir has been released by the Angels, who will eat $14.5 million. Like with Oliver Perez, any team picking up Kazmir will only be responsible for the major league minimum.

Writes Saxon:

Kazmir, who had been placed on the disabled list after his first start of the season, was 9-15 with a 5.94 ERA last year. After spending more than a month at extended spring training to try to regain the form that made him one of the best young pitchers in the game a few years ago, Kazmir struggled miserably during his minor league rehab stint. Angels general manager Tony Reagins happened to be at the most recent outing for Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday. Kazmir was 0-5, allowed 30 runs in 15 1/3 innings and hit six batters in those five outings.