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Scott Kazmir | Starting Pitcher | #19

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (15) / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Braves released LHP Scott Kazmir.
The move comes just hours after Kazmir left an outing against the Yankees with arm fatigue, suggesting perhaps the fatigue is tied to a more serious issue. Perhaps it's just a decision to cut ties with a guy who wasn't expected to bring much to the table for a team that's still closer to rebuilding than contending. Either way, Kazmir is in the market for a new club and the Braves are now in need of a fifth starter. Mar 24 - 5:59 PM

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The Braves are set to release Scott Kazmir, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Mark Bowman of is reporting the same, so it's fairly set in stone at this point. It's been an odd last few hours for the team and Kazmir, after the southpaw left his appearance against the Yankees Saturday with what was termed arm fatigue. Kazmir later blamed it on throwing a long bullpen session Wednesday, not knowing he'd pitch in a game so soon, so there may have been a disconnect between the pitcher and the organization. Whatever the case, the 34-year-old will be back on the market and the Braves are back to needing a fifth starter with the regular season on the horizon.
Mar 24 - 5:49 PM

Scott Kazmir left his appearance in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees due to arm fatigue.

Kazmir pitched a scoreless inning, allowing a walk and a hit, so it wasn't immediately clear that anything was even wrong. The situation will be evaluated and a course of action will be determined, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien. Kazmir is slated to be the Braves' fifth starter as things stand right now.
Mar 24 - 4:12 PM

Scott Kazmir is expected to serve as the Braves' fifth starter to open the season.

The Braves won't need a fifth starter until April 8 or 10, so Kazmir will work as the long reliever for the first week or so. He also isn't expected to be long for the rotation, as that spot will go to Luiz Gohara when he returns from his ankle injury. Kazmir has a 4.66 ERA in the Grapefruit League, and while he once had swing-and-miss stuff, he doesn't offer much in terms of fantasy value at this point in his career.
Mar 23 - 9:35 AM

Scott Kazmir is lined up for a piggy-back start in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays.

Kazmir was scratched from his scheduled start on Sunday against the Astros because of a left jaw contusion, but it was clearly nothing serious. He'll follow Julio Teheran in Monday's tilt. The veteran left-hander is vying for one of the final spots in the Atlanta rotation. He has a 4.66 ERA in four appearances thus far.
Mar 19 - 11:32 AM

Scott Kazmir was scratched from Sunday's start against the Astros with a left jaw contusion.

In his place, newly-signed right-hander Anibal Sanchez will start for the Braves. Kazmir is currently jousting for a chance to pitch in the back of the Atlanta rotation, and has a 4.66 ERA in just under 10 innings for the Braves over the Grapefruit League.
Mar 18 - 10:07 AM

Scott Kazmir allowed four runs -- three earned -- in 3 2/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

Kazmir's velocity was down some today, as he was mostly in the high-80s. He struck out just one, so he's now sporting a 4/6 K/BB ratio to go along with a 4.66 ERA in 9 2/3 innings. A rotation spot is his for the taking, but he's not making a particularly strong bid for it.
Mar 13 - 5:22 PM

Scott Kazmir yielded two runs in three innings Thursday in a no-decision versus the Astros.

Kazmir has allowed two runs and walked four in six innings this spring. The Braves will likely stick him at the back of their rotation if he gets through March healthy. The hope then would be to trade him at some point.
Mar 8 - 4:19 PM

Scott Kazmir pitched a pair of scoreless innings Friday against the Yankees.

He allowed two hits, walked one and struck out one. With nothing to lose, the Braves will likely give Kazmir a rotation spot if he can finish the spring healthy. Not much should be expected for fantasy purposes, but maybe he'll surprise if his velocity comes all of the way back.
Mar 2 - 4:38 PM

Scott Kazmir walked two of the four batters he faced in his Grapefruit League debut against the Nationals on Sunday.

Kazmir opened the appearance with eight straight balls, walking Brian Goodwin and Trea Turner, before luckily inducing a double play groundball from Bryce Harper. Kazmir then hit Anthony Rendon with a pitch, but Goodwin was caught stealing home to close out the frame. Kazmir is trying to crack the Braves' rotation this spring after a lost 2017 season with the Dodgers. This wasn't a very promising start.
Feb 25 - 2:20 PM

Braves manager Brian Snitker said Sunday that Scott Kazmir (hip) is "on the regular program" and "says he feels good" at the start of spring training.

Kazmir was limited to four rehab appearances last season due to nagging hip issues, but he's healthy for now and is aiming to capture a spot in the Braves' rotation. As long as he's able to stay on the mound, the left-hander would seem to be a pretty good bet to break camp as part of the starting five.
Feb 18 - 1:46 PM

Braves acquired LHP Scott Kazmir, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, RHP Brandon McCarthy, INF Charlie Culberson and cash considerations from the Dodgers for OF Matt Kemp.

The 33-year-old southpaw missed the entire 2017 season while battling continued issues with his left arm and hip. He's nothing but a lottery ticket for the Braves at this stage.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 03:00:00 PM

Dodgers activated LHP Scott Kazmir from the 60-day disabled list.

Kazmir was limited to four rehab appearances this season due to nagging hip issues. His health and role will be a question mark going into spring training.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 05:04:00 PM

Scott Kazmir (hip) threw three scoreless innings Monday in a minor league rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

It was his first game action since July, as he's been dealing with continued issues with his left arm and hip. Kazmir walked two batters and struck out three while throwing 53 pitches. Monday was the regular season finale for Rancho and it's unclear what the next step might be. Kazmir hasn't thrown a pitch in the majors this season.
Source: True Blue LA
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 08:42:00 AM

Scott Kazmir (hip) has begun pitching simulated games in Arizona.

Kazmir was pulled off a minor league rehab assignment in early July due to renewed concerns over his left arm and hip. The 33-year-old has not thrown a pitch in a major league game this season and that doesn't seem likely to change down the stretch, though he's apparently made some progress.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 06:08:00 PM

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