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38 Carlos Zambrano P
Height/Weight: 6-5/260 | Birthdate: 6/1/1981 | Birthplace: Puerto Cabello, Carabobo, Venezu | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Philadelphia | College: No College | MLB Experience: 12 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 223.29
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Carlos Zambrano throws showcase for teams


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Free-agent pitcher Carlos Zambrano threw a showcase for interested teams this week, MLBDailyDish.com reports.

Zambrano is looking to latch on with a major-league team after dealing with a shoulder injury while pitching in the minors and eventually being released last season.


Carlos Zambrano hoping for 2014 comeback


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Free agent pitcher Carlos Zambrano will attempt a major league comeback in 2014 according to his agent, CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman reports. Zambrano, 32, posted a 3.32 ERA for Triple-A Lehigh Valley in the Philadelphia organization but was released after just four starts.

Phillies release Carlos Zambrano


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2013) The Phillies released pitcher Carlos Zambrano Thursday.

"Carlos was showing a pretty solid progression before his shoulder strain," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said in a statement. "Unfortunately, at this point we feel that his chances of rehabbing and then pitching competitively for us in Philadelphia are remote. We felt that for Carlos and the Phillies this was the right thing to do at this time."

Zambrano went 3-0 with a 2.04 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 30:17 K:BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings over seven starts across three minor-league levels.


Carlos Zambrano lands on minor-league DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2013) The Phillies placed veteran starter Carlos Zambrano on the minor-league disabled list after leaving Friday's start with Triple-A Lehigh Valley with a stiff right shoulder. Zambrano could be on his way out due to a clause in his deal that allows him to ask for his release if he wasn't promoted to the majors by Monday.

Carlos Zambrano suffers shoulder injury


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2013) Phillies starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano was pulled from his start for Triple-A Lehigh Valley after just two innings Friday due to tightness in his right shoulder. Zambrano was removed from the start by the team's athletic trainer after Zambrano grabbed at his shoulder following his second inning. Zambrano threw 34 pitches in the outing.

This was expected to be Zambrano's final start before his opt-out date July 1, and it certainly throws his future into question. Zambrano posted a 4.74 ERA in 19 innings for Triple-A Lehigh Valley. 


Phillies unlikely to call up Carlos Zambrano


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2013) The Phillies are unlikely to recall pitcher Carlos Zambrano before his opt-out date July 1, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Zambrano has a 1.89 ERA over six minor league starts in the organization but his ERA in Triple-A is a less impressive 3.18. Zambrano allowed four runs on seven hits over five innings in his last start Sunday, and Ruben Amaro said he needs more consistency out of Zambrano before he can justify a callup.

Carlos Zambrano making another minor-league start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2013) Phillies starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano will make another start for Triple-A Lehigh Valley Sunday after tossing seven scoreless innings Tuesday, according to MLB.com.

"He threw much better," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He’s getting much closer. He’ll pitch Sunday and we’ll kind of make a decision from there."

Zambrano must be placed on the major-league roster by July 1 or he can ask for his release. The veteran right-hander is 3-0 with a 0.95 ERA in five minor-league starts.


Carlos Zambrano dominates in latest minor-league start


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2013) Phillies starter Carlos Zambrano dominated in his most recent minor-league start Tuesday at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The 32-year-old threw seven shutout innings against Toledo. He allowed just five hits and a walk against seven strikeouts. Zambrano has a 0.95 ERA in 28 1/3 innings between three minor-league levels and a 1.50 ERA in two starts at Lehigh Valley. He could be added to the Phillies rotation if starters like Jonathan Pettibone continue to struggle.


Phillies not ready to promote Carlos Zambrano


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2013) Despite Phillies starting pitcher Jonathan Pettione's recent struggles, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Sunday starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano, who has progressed to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, isn't ready to join the major-league rotation.

"Not based on what I saw his last outing, not in my mind," Amaro said, per CSN Philadelphia. "I’d like to see him pitch again [in the minors]. We’ll keep a close eye on his starts and how effective he is. But he’s not ready yet in my mind."

Zambrano is 2-0 with a 1.27 ERA and .192 opponents' batting average through four minor-league starts between Class A, Double-A and Triple-A. 

"Right now he’s just getting his rhythm back," Amaro said. "He hasn’t even had what amounts to a full spring training yet."


Carlos Zambrano still a bit of a desperation play


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/14/2013) Carlos Zambrano has let everyone know that he's ready to pitch for the Phillies. And after four games in the minors, with a 1.27 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, the 32-year-old righty may have a point. But the Phillies just demoted Tyler Cloyd, who had a 3.41 ERA, to make room in the rotation for John Lannan, so it's looking likely that Zambrano may be destined for the bullpen when he gets the call. 

With all the zaniness that follows Zambrano (Gatorade machines and bat smashing), it's easy to forgot how consistently good he was from 2002 to 2010 -- a 3.44 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and 7.7 K/9. Is there gas left in the tank? Sure. But is there enough to supplant Lannan or Jonathan Pettibone? Probably not (barring injury).

Zambrano is best left to NL-only Roto leagues, where starters come at a premium and owners can afford to inherit the risk of Zambrano coming up as a reliever. If he snags a rotation spot, it may be a different story. But for now, he is deeper league territory. 


Carlos Zambrano shaky in rehab start


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(6/14/2013) Phillies pitcher Carlos Zambrano was shaky in a rehab start Thursday at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, as he needed 101 pitches to get through five innings.

Zambrano allowed just two runs on four hits and four walks. He struck out five. Still, the 32-year-old has been sharp overall in his work in the minor leagues. He has allowed just three runs on 14 hits over 21 innings in his four starts. If the Phillies don't call him up by July 1, Zambrano can opt out of his contract.


Carlos Zambrano has eyes on being starter


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/9/2013) Phillies starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano won his debut for Double-A Reading Saturday, allowing one run on three hits and three walks, while striking out seven in six innings. Through three starts between Class A and Double-A, the veteran right-hander is 2-0 with a 0.55 ERA and .182 opponents' batting average.

"Thank God the Phillies have given me this opportunity -- and I'm here for them," Zambrano said, per The Philadelphia Inquirer. "I'm here to pitch with them and I'm here to be one of the pieces along with the other 24 guys on the roster . . . be one little piece and help the team."

If promoted to the majors, Zambrano hopes the Phillies will put him in the rotation and not out of the bullpen.

"I signed here to be a starter," Zambrano said. "Last year was miserable when I went to the bullpen, I didn't enjoy it."


Carlos Zambrano to make Double-A start Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2013) The Phillies have announced that starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano will make his next start for Double-A Reading Friday. Zambrano has pitched 10 1/3 shutout innings over two starts for Class A Clearwater.

If Zambrano continues to pitch well, he could join the Phillies' rotation in mid-to-late June. If he's not on the major-league team by July 1, Zambrano can request his release.


Carlos Zambrano impressive through two starts


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/3/2013) Phillies starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano tossed six scoreless innings Sunday for Class A Clearwater, picking up his first win since joining the Threshers' rotation last week. Zambrano has tossed 10 1/3 scoreless innings in two starts for Clearwater.

Zambrano has struck out five, while allowing four walks and seven hits. Opponents are batting .184 off the veteran right-hander.


Carlos Zambrano remains weeks away from joining rotation


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2013) Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said pitcher Carlos Zambrano needs at least three minor-league starts before being able to contribute with the Phillies, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Zambrano threw 4 1/3 scoreless innings Tuesday.

Zambrano can request his release if the Phillies don't promote him to the majors by July 1.


Carlos Zambrano already convinced he's 'ready'


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2013) The Phillies do not have to make a decision on calling up pitcher Carlos Zambrano to the majors until July 1, but he told the Philadelphia Daily News Tuesday he could pitch in the majors right now, after just one minor-league start.

"I'm ready," he said after throwing 81 pitches over 4 1/3 scoreless innings for Class A Clearwater. The Phillies are likely to ask him to make at least one more start before they consider bringing him up to the majors, just two weeks after signing a minor-league contract. 


Carlos Zambrano has solid outing in minors


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2013) Phillies pitcher Carlos Zambrano pitched well Tuesday for Class A Clearwater. He allowed three hits and two walks while striking out two in 4 2/3 scoreless innings.

Zambrano is expected to be moved up to Double-A or Triple-A before the club decides if he is ready to return to the majors, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He can ask for his release if he is not on the big-league roster by July 1.

'So far, so good' for Carlos Zambrano


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2013) Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. talked Tuesday about his plans for Carlos Zambrano, who signed a minor-league contract last week.

"He pitches again (Tuesday in extended spring) and we’ll try to get him stretched out before we get him into a game in the lower minors. Maybe in Clearwater first," Amaro told The Philadelphia Inquirer. "We’ll see if he’s a viable option for us. At some point he’ll go to the upper levels once he gets stretched out. So far, so good with him."


Carlos Zambrano makes extended spring debut


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2013) Phillies pitcher Carlos Zambrano made his debut at extended spring training Saturday, throwing two scoreless innings on 44 pitches. Zambrano struck out five batters and allowed one hit.

Zambrano is on a minor-league contract and has no promise from the team about earning a promotion, but he does have a July 1 opt-out on his contract. 


Carlos Zambrano has July 1 opt-out


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2013) Carlos Zambrano, who signed a minor-league deal with the Phillies Wednesday, will report to extended spring training and the team has made no promises about him being called up to the majors, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Danny Knobler. Zambrano, however, does have a July 1 opt-out on his contract.

The Phillies were one of a few teams that scouted Zambrano in Miami Monday.

"We're just looking to add some starting pitching depth to the organization. We're taking a chance. It's low-risk, hopefully high-reward," assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said.


Carlos Zambrano signs with Phillies


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2013) Free-agent pitcher Carlos Zambrano has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Phillies, the team announced Wednesday. Zambrano last pitched in the majors in 2012, going 7-10 with a 4.49 ERA in 35 appearances (20 starts) for Miami.

GM: Carlos Zambrano-to-Phillies 'ridiculously premature'


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2013) Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. shot down a Venezuelan media report that claimed the Phillies had signed veteran pitcher Carlos Zambrano, calling it "ridiculously premature," according to Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia on Saturday.

However, Amaro did reveal that the team will take a look at Zambrano, who recently signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League.

Carlos Zambrano signs in Independent League


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2013) Carlos Zambrano has signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Zambrano went 7-10 with a 4.49 ERA in 35 appearances (20 starts) for the Marlins in 2012 but did not garner much interest from major-league clubs this offseason.

Cubs not interested in Carlos Zambrano


by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2013) Free-agent pitcher Carlos Zambrano visited the Cubs' clubhouse on Wednesday to talk briefly with former teammates.

The club has no interest in signing the right-hander, however, ESPN.com reports.

Zambrano went 7-10 with a 4.49 ERA in 35 appearances (20 starts) for the Marlins last season and pitched for his native Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic.

Zambrano starts for Venezuela


(3/9/2013) Carlos Zambrano received the start for Team Venezuela in Saturday's World Baseball Classic matchup against Puerto Rico. He allowed two runs on one hit over 3 2/3 innings. The right-hander made it through the first three frames unscathed before giving up all of his damage in the fourth. Zambrano also struck out two and walked two while throwing 63 pitches, 33 for strikes.