ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Scott Kazmir, who has spent the last month at the team's extended spring-training camp in search of a consistent delivery and release point, may rejoin the Angels within the next month, but it might not be as a starting pitcher.
Manager Mike Scioscia said the team could bring the left-hander back as a long reliever, even though Kazmir has made only one relief appearance in his 6 1/2 seasons in the major leagues.
"No doubt, we need starting pitching depth, and we're looking at him as a starter," Scioscia said. "But I wouldn't rule out anything."
Kazmir's future with the Angels could hinge on how 21-year-old right-hander Tyler Chatwood, who has gone 2-2 with a 4.50 earned-run average in eight games as the fifth starter, pitches over the next few weeks.