Kazmir released

June, 15, 2011
6/15/11
8:48
PM ET
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.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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