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Indians invite Scott Kazmir, two others to spring training

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Indians invite Scott Kazmir, two others to spring training Indians invite Scott Kazmir, two others to spring training

The Indians signed free agent pitchers Scott Kazmir, Jerry Gil and Edward Paredes to minor league contracts with non-roster invitations to major league camp.

Kazmir has a record of 66-61 with a 4.17 ERA in 179 starts with the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels.  He was an American League All-Star in 2006 and 2008 and in 2007 he went 13-9 with a 3.48 ERA in 34 starts for the Rays.  Kazmir led the American League in strikeouts with 239. 

He made 1 start for the Los Angeles Angels in April 2011 and spent the 2012 season in the independent Atlantic League.

The 30-year old Gil appeared in 30 major league games in 2004 and 2007 as a position player before being converted to the mound prior in 2008. He owns a career minor league pitching record of 23-26 with 22 saves and a 5.63ERA in 205 games.  He spent the 2012 season in the Toronto Blue Jays system at Triple-A Las Vegas and tied for the Pacific Coast League lead with 58 relief appearances. 

The Dominican Republic native recently posted a winter ball ERA of 1.52 in 24 games for Estrellas in the Dominican Winter League.

Paredes pitched in the Seattle Mariners organization for seven seasons from 2005-11 and also recently completed a 24-game stint for Estrellas in the Dominican where he was 3-0 with a 1.93 ERA and limited left-handed hitters to a .174 average.

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