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Scott Kazmir | Starting Pitcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Scott Kazmir tossed 7 2/3 innings of shutout ball against the Angels on Thursday.
Kazmir ended up allowing just two runs -- one earned -- in 34 innings for the July, though with just two wins, it might not be enough to get him Pitcher of the Month honors. His overall ERA is all of the way down to 2.10. Jul 31 - 12:53 AM

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Scott Kazmir hurled seven scoreless innings on Friday, allowing just three hits and a walk as he defeated the Royals in his Astros debut.

Kazmir punched out three on the evening. Through one start at least, the veteran southpaw has proven to be everything that the Astros had hoped for when he was acquired from the Athletics. He has been outstanding through 19 starts on the season, compiling a 2.24 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 104/36 K/BB ratio across 116 2/3 innings. He'll do battle against the Angels on Thursday.
Jul 24 - 10:55 PM

Scott Kazmir will make his Astros' debut Friday against the Royals.

Kazmir was acquired from the Athletics on Thursday in exchange for catcher Jacob Nottingham and right-hander Daniel Mengden. The Houston native owns a 2.38 ERA over 18 starts this season and should form a potent 1-2 punch with Dallas Keuchel atop the Astros' rotation.
Jul 23 - 5:07 PM

Astros acquired LHP Scott Kazmir from the Athletics for C Jacob Nottingham and RHP Daniel Mengden.

Kazmir enters the Astros rotation after delivering a 2.38 ERA, 1.085 WHIP, and 101/35 K/BB ratio in 109 2/3 innings for Oakland. His fantasy stock may take a little hit in the move to a more power-friendly park, but it's a terrific baseball move for Houston. Nottingham and Mengden weren't necessarily considered top prospects before the 2015 season, though they've both been showing positive signs of development in the lower levels of the minor leagues. More rebuilding pieces for the constantly-rebuilding A's.
Jul 23 - 1:26 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros have acquired starter Scott Kazmir from the A's.

Kazmir was due to start for Oakland in Thursday's series finale against the Blue Jays, but he'll board a plane to Houston instead. The 31-year-old left-hander took a shutout into the ninth inning in his last turn in the A's rotation and he boasts a stellar 2.38 ERA 1.085 WHIP, and 101/35 K/BB ratio through 109 2/3 total innings this season. It's a big boost for the Astros, who have fallen behind the red-hot Angels in the American League West standings.
Jul 23 - 1:12 PM

According to Ron Kroichick of the San Francisco Chroncile, left-hander Scott Kazmir was saying goodbye to teammates in the A's locker room on Thursday afternoon.

Which is a good indication that he has been traded. Kazmir was scheduled to start for the A's in Thursday's series finale against the Blue Jays. More to come soon.
Jul 23 - 1:10 PM

Scott Kazmir took a shutout into the ninth, only to get a no-decision Saturday after allowing one run in 8 1/3 innings against the Twins.

Kazmir was lifted after giving up an infield single to Brian Dozier with one out in the ninth and the A's sporting a 2-0 lead. Tyler Clippard entered then. He hit the first batter he faced, gave up an RBI double and then allowed a game-tying sac fly to blow the save. If this was Kazmir's last start as an A, it was a most outstanding effort. He certainly helped his trade value after missing his last turn before the All-Star break with triceps tightness.
Jul 19 - 12:21 AM

Scott Kazmir (triceps) is on tap to start the Athletics' second game after the All-Star break next Saturday versus the Twins.

Kazmir exited his last outing with a minor triceps issue, but he long-tossed without any problems on Saturday and is expected to be fine. The A's will hope he can put together a few nice outings prior to the trade deadline, as he's likely to be moved.
Jul 12 - 10:25 AM

Scott Kazmir (triceps) had a successful long tossing session on Saturday.

The southpaw began by playing catch at 45 feet. By the time his session was over, he'd pushed it to well over 100 feet. Kazmir said after Wednesday's truncated start that the injury was "super minor." Fortunately, he's going to get an extended rest to heal it. Kazmir boasts a 2.49 ERA and 1.12 WHIP heading into the All-Star break.
Jul 11 - 3:59 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said that Scott Kazmir (triceps) felt good after throwing Thursday.

Kazmir left Wednesday's start against the Yankees after three innings due to left triceps tightness, but he said after the game that it was "super minor." It doesn't sound like a trip to the disabled list will be necessary.
Jul 9 - 4:23 PM

Scott Kazmir said the left triceps tightness that forced him from Wednesday's game is "super minor."

Kazmir told reporters he wanted to keep pitching, but A's manager Bob Melvin apparently thought better of it. The A's need Kazmir to stay healthy and continue pitching well over the next month, either to fuel their own, albeit remote, playoff run or to attract another suitor who wants Kazmir for theirs. Kazmir owns a 2.49 ERA and 1.12 WHIP heading into the All-Star break.
Jul 8 - 10:39 PM

Scott Kazmir left Wednesday's start against the Yankees due to left triceps tightness.

The southpaw was pitching well through three innings before exiting. It could be the A's are just being cautious with Kazmir, who is drawing considerable interest on the trade market, but he's also been prone to injuries throughout his career. More should be known about Kazmir's outlook in the coming days.
Jul 8 - 8:20 PM

Scott Kazmir exited Wednesday's start against the Yankees after three innings.

It's unclear what led to Kazmir's exit, but the southpaw has a long history of injuries. It's doubtful that he'd be dealt in the middle of a start despite a number of scouts in attendance to watch him Wednesday. Kazmir allowed only an unearned run, striking out four, before exiting. The A's should provide an update shortly.
Jul 8 - 8:17 PM

Scott Kazmir fired eight innings of shutout ball, scattering two hits, against the Mariners in Thursday's 4-0 victory.

He punched out seven and walked zero in the dominant outing. This was the second time in less than a month that Kazmir threw eight shutout innings. Kazmir (5-5, 2.56 ERA) has a tougher assignment next time out in New York against the Yankees.
Jul 3 - 12:47 AM

Scott Kazmir allowed three runs over seven innings in Saturday's loss to the Royals.

Kazmir gave up seven hits and a walk in the loss, striking out six. The loss was his first since June 5, dropping him to 4-5 on the year. The southpaw has a 2.79 ERA and 1.20 WHIP through 15 starts. Kazmir will face off against division foes in the Mariners on Thursday.
Jun 27 - 6:57 PM

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C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Jed Lowrie
3Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Scott Kazmir
3Scott Feldman
4Collin McHugh
5Mike Fiers
6Lance McCullers
7Brad Peacock
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R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Will Harris
7Samuel Deduno