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Tracy McGrady makes independent league club

Sugar Land, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - This time last year, Tracy McGrady was suiting up for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA playoffs.

Now, he's lacing up his cleats and toeing the rubber for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League.

McGrady, a seven-time NBA All-Star, officially made the squad as a pitcher on Wednesday.

"It's an honor to be a part of this club for the 2014 season," said the 34- year-old McGrady. "To be a part of the team means everything to me and it's a dream come true. I look forward to coming to the ballpark not only to play the game but to be in the clubhouse building camaraderie with these guys. I am excited to start the journey we're going to take this season."

McGrady, a right-handed pitcher, gave up one run on three hits in an inning of work in a scrimmage against Alvin Community College last week.

04/24 00:57:09 ET