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Scott Kazmir | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that the A's are not shopping Scott Kazmir.
There's been a firesale raging this winter in Oakland, but Sherman says the Athletics are now looking to add some pieces. Kazmir is under contract for $13 million in 2015 and can then become a free agent. The 30-year-old left-hander posted a 3.55 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 164/50 K/BB ratio across 190 1/3 innings in 2014. Dec 9 - 11:50 AM

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Scott Kazmir hurled seven innings of one-run ball on Friday, defeating the Rangers to earn his 15th victory of the season.

The veteran left-hander allowed just four hits on the night while striking out five. The only run scored against him came around on an RBI groundout in the fifth inning. He wraps up his regular season with a 15-9 record, 3.55 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and a 164/50 K/BB ratio.
Sep 26 - 11:33 PM

Scott Kazmir allowed 11 hits and six runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Phillies Sunday.

It was an up-and-down day for the left-hander -- he allowed 11 hits, but Kazmir also struck out nine on the afternoon. Fortunately for Kazmir, Phillies starter A.J. Burnett struggled as well, saving him from earning his fifth straight loss. Even so, it's tough to trust Kazmir -- whether you're the A's or a fantasy owner -- when he takes the hill against the Rangers on Friday.
Sep 21 - 9:24 PM

Scott Kazmir was punted around for six runs -- four earned -- on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings Tuesday in the A's 6-3 loss to the Rangers.

Kazmir got through the first three innings without a hitch, but things fell apart in the fourth, when Jake Smolinski's two-run homer kicked off a three-run frame. After three of the first four batters reached in the fifth inning, Bob Melvin had seen enough. This start continues a disturbing trend. Even coming off a complete game against the White Sox in which he allowed just one run, Kazmir had gone 0-3 with an 8.20 ERA over his last four starts. Many owners don't have a better option to replace him with, so hope for the best when Kazmir (3.44 ERA) hosts Philadelphia on Sunday.
Sep 17 - 1:11 AM

Scott Kazmir took a tough loss in a 1-0 game Thursday, holding the White Sox to four hits over eight innings in a complete game.

It was Kazmir's second complete game of this season and just the third of his career. He had been in the midst of a tough stretch, giving up 16 runs over 10 2/3 innings in his previous three starts, but you never would have known it from his performance today. He'll get the struggling Rangers next time out.
Sep 11 - 5:04 PM

Scott Kazmir allowed three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in the A's win over the Astros.

Kazmir carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before surrendering those three runs. He was left with a no-decision because the Athletics didn't win it until the bottom of the ninth. It was a promising showing from Kazmir, who struck out eight, after a string of rough outings. He'll try to keep it rolling next week against the White Sox.
Sep 6 - 6:53 PM

Scott Kazmir walked four and allowed six runs over 1 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Angels.

After working a perfect first inning, Kazmir walked in two runs while recording just one out in the six-run second inning. It was the second straight start in which Kazmir has exited early, a troubling development in what's otherwise been a strong season for the 30-year-old. The loss dropped Kazmir to 14-7 with a 3.39 ERA. He'll look to get straightened out Saturday against the Astros.
Aug 31 - 7:23 PM

The Athletics are pushing Scott Kazmir's next scheduled start back a day from Saturday to Sunday.

He's flip-flopping with Jeff Samardzija, who will now get the ball Saturday. With Jon Lester going on Friday, the A's wanted to split up their lefties.
Aug 28 - 6:47 PM

Scott Kazmir was hammered in Sunday’s loss to the Angels, surrendering seven runs on 10 hits over just three-plus innings of work.

The veteran left-hander walked two and struck out one in the abbreviated outing, needing 61 pitches to record just nine outs. Even with the trainwreck, Kazmir owns a stellar 14-5 record, 3.08 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 132/38 K/BB ratio over his 158 innings on the season. He’ll look to get back on track when he takes on the Angels in Los Angeles on Friday.
Aug 24 - 11:14 PM

Scott Kazmir went six innings in Tuesday's 6-2 victory over the Mets, giving up one run on four hits.

Kazmir walked three and struck out six. The only nitpick in this performance was the lack of efficiency, as the lefty was yanked after 105 pitches. Kazmir entered the game 7-2 with a 2.34 ERA at O.co Coliseum, but he had coughed up nine runs and 15 hits over 12 2/3 innings in his two previous home starts in August. Those outings represented the only times he'd given up more than three runs in a start since June 2. The southpaw improves to 14-5 with a 2.73 ERA, numbers he'll take into a date against his former employer the Angels on Sunday.
Aug 20 - 1:29 AM

Scott Kazmir allowed 10 hits and four runs over six innings in Sunday's loss to the Royals.

It was an uncharacteristic start for Kazmir, who hadn't allowed more than three runs in a start since June 24 and hadn't given up 10 hits in a start all year. The lefty walked one and struck out two in the loss. Despite the bad outing, Kazmir remains 12-4 with a 2.53 ERA. He'll likely be better his next time out Friday against the Twins.
Aug 3 - 8:56 PM

Despite not being at his best, Scott Kazmir picked up his 12th victory of the season on Sunday by limiting the Rangers to two runs on seven hits over his five innings.

Kazmir walked two and struck out two, needing 94 pitches to labor through five innings in the excruciating Texas heat. The veteran southpaw has been terrific again this season, compiling a 2.37 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 116/30 K/BB ratio over 129 1/3 innings. He’ll look to keep things rolling when he does battle against the Royals on Saturday.
Jul 27 - 10:35 PM

Scott Kazmir went seven innings in Tuesday's 3-2 loss against the Astros, giving up seven hits, striking out six and walking one.

Kazmir had long since hit the showers when Houston pulled out the win in the 12th, but he put in another sterling effort while he was on the mound. Chris Carter served as Kazmir's nemesis, knocking in both of the runs on Kazmir's line (one was unearned) via a third inning two-run single. While he didn't pick up his twelfth win on Tuesday, Kazmir is still holding batters to a fantastic .210 BAA to go with a 2.32 ERA. He's allowed only 94 hits in 122 innings pitched. He'll look for a win against the Rangers next time out.
Jul 23 - 2:40 AM

All-Star Scott Kazmir blanked the Giants for seven innings, striking out nine, in a victory Thursday.

Kazmir allowed just three hits for the second straight start. It's the fifth time this year that he's pitched at least five innings and allowed no more than three hits. Only Chris Young, with seven such outings, has more among American League starters.
Jul 10 - 7:05 PM

Scott Kazmir limited the Blue Jays to one run and three hits over seven innings to earn his 10th win Saturday.

Kazmir outdueled Mark Buehrle in his latest gem. It's the ninth time this season that he's allowed one or no runs (technically, the 10th if you include the May 17 start in which he was ejected in the second inning), and he's currently third in the AL with a 2.53 ERA after overtaking Buehrle tonight (Buehrle's ERA went from 2.50 to 2.60 after he allowed three runs in six innings).
Jul 6 - 1:01 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Derek Norris
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Stephen Vogt
2B1Eric Sogard
2Nick Punto
SS1Marcus Semien
2Andy Parrino
3Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Renato Nunez
3Alden Carrithers
LF1Sam Fuld
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2John Jaso
3Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Chris Bassitt
4A.J. Griffin
5Jarrod Parker
6Sean Nolin
7Kendall Graveman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Fernando Abad
5Dan Otero
6Jesse Chavez
7Evan Scribner
8Fernando Rodriguez
9Drew Pomeranz
10Jorge De Leon
11Taylor Thompson
12Pat Venditte