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Zambrano joins Long Island Ducks

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Former major-league pitcher Carlos Zambrano signed with the Long Island Ducks of the independent Atlantic League in an attempt to resurrect his career, reported Wednesday.

Zambrano, a free agent, pitched for the Miami Marlins last year and posted a 7-10 record with a 4.49 ERA but did not draw interest from teams during the offseason.

Zambrano's behavior often landed him in trouble during his years with the Chicago Cubs and his effectiveness on the mound waned the past few seasons.

His career record is 131-91 with an 3.66 ERA, and his best seasons were from 2003 to 2008 when he won between 13 and 18 games.

With Long Island, Zambrano will join former major leaguers Dontrelle Willis and Vladimir Guerrero on the roster.

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