Report: Zambrano joins Ducks

Carlos Zambrano threw a no-hitter, made three All-Star teams and

earned more than $100 million as a major leaguer. The next pitch

the former Chicago Cub and Miami Marlin throws will come on a much

smaller stage.

According to Carrie Muskat of, the


target="_blank">temperamental Zambrano — who pitched for

Venezuela in this year’s World Baseball Classic — is

taking his talents to the independent leagues.

At least he’ll have some other former MLB company when he

gets there. Former NL Rookie of the Year and NL Cy Young runner-up

Dontrelle Willis is already on the Ducks’ pitching staff.

Nine-time All-Star outfielder Vladimir Guerrero also


target="_blank">signed with the team in April, but he was

arrested shortly afterward for


target="_blank">for allegedly attacking a police officer in

his native Dominican Republic. According to CBS Sports’ Jon

Heyman, Guerrero has


target="_blank">still not reported to the team as he tends to

an unspecified family issue.

Another former Duck? Two-time All-Star Jose Offerman


target="_blank">who was known for a hot temper that certainly

rivaled Zambrano’s.

Being stuck in the Atlantic League isn’t all bad news for

Zambrano, though. Just last year, both


target="_blank">Roger Clemens and


target="_blank">Scott Kazmir pitched for the league’s

Sugar Land Skeeters, and Kazmir is back in the bigs with the

Cleveland Indians — though things


target="_blank">aren’t going exceptionally well for him.