Braves release veteran left-hander Scott Kazmir
McCarthy has won a spot in the rotation but Kazmir struggled in spring training. He couldn't claim a spot left vacant when Luiz Gohara sprained his left ankle.
Kazmir will earn $15,554,483 on the final year of his contract this season.
Anibal Sanchez, signed to a minor league contract late in camp, is a candidate to serve as the fifth starter at least until Gohara is healthy.
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