According to sources, former Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano joined the Long Island Ducks of the Independent League earlier this week.
After spending 11 season on the North Side, Zambrano headed to South Beach where he joined the Miami Marlins and earned $18 million last season. With no team willing to give him a chance during the offseason, Zambrano made the move from Major League Baseball.
"He's an extremely talented pitcher with a lot of experience," said Zambrano's former Cubs teammate Jake Fox. "He is very exuberant. He is a good character for this league. He'll bring fans. He'll be a great addition."
Now the right hander will be joined by former big leaguers Dontrelle Willis, Ian Snell, Ramon Castro and Ben Broussard. Zambrano went 7-10 with a 4.49 ERA in 132 1/3 innings for the Marlins last season.