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April 23, 2013 5:00 am
Fifteen former major leaguers you might not realize are still in organized baseball.
Apologies for the belated greetings of happy Opening Day, but the Atlantic League opener really snuck up on us last week.
It shouldn’t have. The Atlantic League, and its fellow independent circuits, are among the best things about baseball. There are guys who will be scouted and signed into the 30 major league organizations, a few of whom may even make the big leagues. There are those on the way down from major league or minor league careers. There are combinations of the two, like Scott Kazmir, who started for the Indians Saturday after salvaging his career in the Atlantic League last season.