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Indians sign LHP Scott Kazmir to minor deal

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CLEVELAND (AP) - The Indians have signed free agent left-hander Scott Kazmir to a minor league contract.

Kazmir, a 3-time All-Star who led the AL in strikeouts in 2007, will have a shot at making the Indians' starting rotation at spring training in Goodyear, Ariz. The 28-year-old spent last season in the independent Atlantic League. He has a 66-61 career record with a 4.17 ERA in 179 starts for Tampa Bay and the Los Angeles Angels. He went 13-9 with a 3.48 ERA in 2007 for the Rays.

The Indians also signed right-hander Jerry Gil and Lefty Edward Paredes to minor league deals with non-roster invitations to camp.

The 30-year old Gil is a former position player who switched the mound in in 2008. He spent last season at AAA Las Vegas, going 7-1 with nine saves in 58 relief outings.

Paredes pitched in Seattle's system from 2005-11.

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