The Yankees haven’t done it yet, but they will eventually get around to looking into the recently released former Mets phenom Scott Kazmir, who was just released, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.
Don’t expect the Yankees to sign him though as Kazmir has really struggled lately. Brian Costello of the NY Post reported that the Yankees didn’t like what they saw out of him. Pitching for the Angel’s Triple-A affiliate he posted a 17.02 ERA in five starts over 15.1 innings. The problem seems to be that Kazmir hast lost control of his pitches, he has an 11.7 BB/9 rate.
Kazmir also really struggled for the Angels last season. Over 28 starts and 150 innings he posted a 5.94 ERA. It turns out that the Rays knew exactly what they were doing when they traded him in 2009.
The Yankees will indeed look into him though, as they do with everybody who becomes a free agent, but it seems highly unlikely that they would actually sign him. Even as a lefty reliever.