The 27-year old made five rehab starts at Triple-A Salt Lake and went 0-5 with a 17.02 ERA and walked 20 batters in 15 1/3 innings. Tuesday night he lasted just 1 2/3 innings, giving up six runs on five hits and walking three. He made just one big-league start this season, giving up five runs and five hits in 1 /23 innings before going on the DL with back soreness.
Kazmir debuted at 20 for the Rays, but really made his mark the next few years for Tampa. From 2005-08, he went 45-34 with a 3.51 ERA, leading the league in strikeouts in 2007. He was traded to the Angels in 2009 for Sean Rodriguez, Alex Torres and Matt Sweeney.
With the Angels, Kazmir made 35 starts and went 11-17 with a 5.31 ERA. He was 9-15 with a 5.94 ERA last season.
At his age and with his talent, he'll certainly have several offers to sign minor-league deals around baseball, but he'll be a project -- even if the upside is enough to make it worthwhile for nearly any team.For more baseball news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsmlb on Twitter or subscribe to the RSS feed.