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Scott Kazmir got rocked by minor leaguers. Again.

Jun 15, 2011, 9:40 AM EDT


Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Or the time before that. Or the time before that.  But yeah, it happened again: Scott Kazmir gave up six runs on five hits in an inning and two-thirds, while walking three and hitting a batter.

The competition: a Sacramento team which can’t have much of an offense, because if they had any super duper hitters they’d be playing in Oakland right now given how weak the A’s are.

As each of those previous reports made increasingly clear, Scott Kazmir’s days in the Angels organization are almost over. A pitcher is limited to 30 days for a rehab stint, and Kazmir has almost reached it. He may have time for one more start, but even if it’s a three-hit shutout with 11Ks, it can’t honestly be enough to give the Angels confidence that he can contribute to the big club.

Which means Kazmir is almost certain to be DFA’d and — since no one is going to trade for him and his $14.5 million deal — subsequently released.

  1. halladaysbicepts - Jun 15, 2011 at 9:45 AM

    He got rocked again? But, look how happy he is in the picture. I’m assuming that this picture was not taken after the game last night.

    Maybe the picture was taken after he signed his multimillion dollar deal?

  2. yankeesfanlen - Jun 15, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    Correct me if I’m wrong, wasn’t this the guy who the Yankees drooled over when he was on the Rays?
    Another bullet dodged, at least sometimes we don’t get what we want and it works well.

    • Old Gator - Jun 15, 2011 at 11:42 AM

      This time next year, someone is going to find him unconscious in an alley with an empty bottle of Woolite by his side.

  3. trevorb06 - Jun 15, 2011 at 10:09 AM

    I still miss Dontrelle Willis. Same thing happened to him. Can we get a Willis update? Seems to be a slow news day anyways!

  4. asharak - Jun 15, 2011 at 12:13 PM

    What do you mean no one will trade for Kazmir’s contract? The Blue Jays found someone to take Vernon Well’s $86M off their h–

    Oh, right, that was the Angels. Never mind.

    • Old Gator - Jun 15, 2011 at 12:25 PM

      Remain hopeful. It is doubtless Gene Autry’s testimentary philosophy that you can never have too much pitching.

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