Sugar Land Skeeters Expected To Sign Scott Kazmir

The independent Sugar Land Skeeters are expected to sign left-hander Scott Kazmir, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports (on Twitter). The Skeeters are based out of Houston, Kazmir's hometown.

A number of teams, including the Mets, showed interest in Kazmir this past winter, when he worked out in front of MLB scouts. The 28-year-old had a disappointing 2011 season that included time on the disabled list, one appearance for the Angels and a 17.02 ERA with more walks than strikeouts at Triple-A. He last pitched at an All-Star level in 2008, when he posted a 3.49 ERA with 9.8 K/9 and 4.1 BB/9.

Former Astros outfielder Jason Lane is also a member of the Skeeters' pitching staff.


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9 Comments on "Sugar Land Skeeters Expected To Sign Scott Kazmir"


3 years 2 months ago

Lol, well no one will be taking Kazmir seriously ever again

3 years 2 months ago

As some one who actually has seen the Gary Gaetti led Skeeters play this year…. you never know. The Atlantic League has had plenty of career rehabs thru the years. Overall it is about AA-ball, but a good spot for former major leaguers who dont want to be locked to one team as AAA insurance.

Wainwrights_Curveball
3 years 2 months ago

I’m guessing the mods watched the comments on this one pretty closely. Good luck Kaz. 

goredsgo
3 years 2 months ago

jason lane a pitcher???

connfyoozed
3 years 2 months ago

Yep, he had major shoulder problems that drove him out of the league as an OF, but when he began making a comeback he figured he might have a better shot as a pitcher.  He was in some team’s preseason camp this year, I want to say it was Arizona but I don’t remember.

soxfan123123
3 years 2 months ago

Hard to believe that he was once a highly touted prospect and actually had a few decent seasons.

Kevin Swords
3 years 2 months ago

Skeeters released via twitter that Scott Kazmir has not signed with them.  They go on to say, “though that would be interesting.”

rovert22044
3 years 2 months ago

Mosquitos. Sugar Land is down by southern Houston, which gets infested with mosquitos during the summer soooo… It kinda fit. Lol

NickinIthaca
3 years 2 months ago

It’s Lil’ Jon…