The phrase “oh, how the mighty have fallen” is often overused. But it seems appropriate when we found out that former Rays and Devil Rays ace Scott Kazmir will sign this week with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League (via Ken Rosenthal).
Kazmir made just one start with the Angels last season before being released. He had a 5.31 ERA in 35 starts with the Angels after being acquired in a trade from the Rays in 2009.
Prior to that, Kazmir made 144 starts with the (Devil) Rays over six seasons, posting a 3.92 ERA. He led the AL in strikeouts in 2007 with 239.