Kazmir says thanks in newspaper ad
In the ad, Kazmir writes about first coming to the Rays in a July 2004 trade and the experience of growing with the organization and being part of the World Series team.
The Rays traded him to the Angels on Aug. 28, and he wanted to say thanks publicly:
"Now, as I move to the next chapter in my life and career, I want to thank you, the fans, for all your support and your continued support of the Rays.''
Also, Kazmir thanks the "Rays organization, management, my former teammates and the media, all of whom have been a part of this journey and its memories.''