Rays Want to Deal, Could Move Kazmir to Angels to Clear Room
One way the Rays could clear payroll would be to move lefty Scott Kazmir, whom the source said is of "some interest" to the Angels. Tampa Bay has been scouting the Los Angeles system recently, as reported earlier.
Kazmir makes $6 million this year and has two years and $22.5 million left on his contract after this season, not counting an $800,000 bonus to be paid if he is traded away from the Rays.
One obstacle is what Toronto or Cleveland want back, which the source said would be to "mortgage the minor-league system." But the Rays are four games out of a playoff spot after being on the wrong end of Thursday's perfect game.