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Scott Kazmir | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 185
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

Scott Kazmir picked up his fourth victory of the season on Sunday, allowing just one run on six hits over 7 1/3 innings against the Angels.

Kazmir whiffed six on the afternoon while walking three. He carried a shutout into the eighth inning before allowing Johnny Giavotella to reach, who would ride home on a two-run homer after Kazmir departed. The veteran southpaw is having another outstanding season for the A's, posting a 2.70 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 79/32 K/BB ratio over 83 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Royals his next time out on Saturday.
Jun 21 - 7:12 PM

Scott Kazmir allowed three runs -- two earned -- over five innings Saturday in a no-decision versus the Padres.

Kazmir gave up a solo homer to light-hitting Padres catcher Austin Hedges in the third inning and another run in the fourth on an infield single by light-hitting Padres infielder Clint Barmes. Kazmir then balked home a third run in the bottom of the fifth. He'll bring a 3-4 record, 2.96 ERA, and 1.20 WHIP into his next start at home against the Angels.
Jun 16 - 6:47 PM

Scott Kazmir was outstanding in Thursday's victory over the Rangers, allowing just one hit over eight scoreless innings.

Kazmir punched out six on the afternoon while issuing only two walks. Aside from a single off the bat of Elvis Andrus, Kazmir completely baffled Rangers hitters the entire day. Now 3-4 on the season, he'll carry a 2.79 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 67/28 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's matchup against the Padres in San Diego.
Jun 11 - 6:17 PM

After missing a start with shoulder tightness, Scott Kazmir yielded four runs -- three earned -- in 4 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Red Sox.

Kazmir didn't get much help from his defense, but he wasn't especially sharp either, allowing nine hits while walking one. He put the leadoff man on base in four out of his five innings and all of them came around to score. The southpaw has seen his ERA increase from 0.99 to 3.14 over the span of his last seven starts. He'll get the Rangers at home next time out.
Jun 5 - 10:17 PM

Scott Kazmir (shoulder) has been cleared to return to the A's rotation Friday in Boston.

Kazmir made it through a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday without issue and he said he felt "great" after a followup game of catch Tuesday. The left-hander had to make an early exit from his start last Wednesday against the Tigers after experiencing shoulder tightness, but an MRI taken last Thursday showed no major issues.
Jun 2 - 5:12 PM

Scott Kazmir (shoulder) tossed a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday without issue.

"It was a little bit of relief how great everything felt after just a couple of days of rest," said the left-hander, who left his start Wednesday against the Tigers after experiencing tightness in his throwing shoulder. An MRI taken Thursday showed no structural damage. Kazmir will be skipped on his next turn in the rotation, but he should be ready to rock by the end of this week.
Jun 1 - 8:45 AM

The Athletics plan to skip Scott Kazmir's (shoulder) next start.

There was nothing significant found in Thursday's MRI, which would be a nice break for the oft-injured left-hander. It sounds as though the team is optimistic that Kazmir will be able to rejoin the rotation after that, which is obviously encouraging.
May 28 - 7:34 PM

Scott Kazmir will have an MRI of his left shoulder taken Thursday.

Kazmir left Wednesday's start against the Tigers after three innings with shoulder tightness, so the club will have it looked at. More should be known about his outlook after the results of the MRI are known.
May 27 - 7:01 PM

Scott Kazmir left his start Wednesday against the Tigers after experiencing left shoulder tightness.

He worked three hitless innings before giving way to reliever Dan Otero. Kazmir had struggled in his last handful of starts, so it's safe to wonder whether this shoulder issue has been a lingering thing. The 31-year-old southpaw has a long, well-chronicled history of arm injuries. He was supposed to be trade bait this season for the struggling Athletics.
May 27 - 5:12 PM

Scott Kazmir was pulled from his start Wednesday against the Tigers with an apparent injury.

Kazmir had rattled off three hitless innings to open the game, but Dan Otero took the mound in the top of the fourth for the host A's. There should be an update soon. Kazmir is in a contract year and had been looking like an attractive trade chip this summer for Oakland.
May 27 - 4:27 PM

Scott Kazmir gave up three runs (two earned) over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rays on Friday.

The only damage was a three-run homer by Evan Longoria in the bottom of the fifth inning, but it was enough to put him on the losing side. Kazmir struck out four and walked three in the loss and remains winless over his last seven starts. He'll try to snap the streak in a start against the Tigers next week.
May 22 - 11:31 PM

Scott Kazmir allowed five runs (three earned) over 4 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the White Sox.

This wasn't one of Kazmir's better outings of the season. In a sloppy fifth inning that opened with a Marcus Semien error, Kazmir went on to allow an RBI single to Jose Abreu and walk Gordon Beckham with the bases loaded before surrendering a light two-run single to Alexei Ramirez to bring in the fourth run of the inning and put the A's down 5-3. Kazmir did strike out six in the game, but the bad outweighed the good here. Despite the rough start, he still boasts a 3.08 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 49/17 K/BB ratio over 49 2/3 innings. He'll try to rebound in a road start against the Rays to open next weekend's series.
May 17 - 7:06 PM

Scott Kazmir gave up two runs in six innings but took a no-decision as the Athletics lost in 11 innings to the Red Sox on Monday.

Kazmir allowed his only runs in the fourth and fifth innings on a David Ortiz RBI single and a Mookie Betts RBI single, respectively. He yielded four hits and four walks while striking out three. As far as performance goes, it was one of his poorer starts of the year. He carries a 2.78 ERA with a 1.06 WHIP and a 43/16 K/BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings. Kazmir will face a different shade of sock his next time around, as he'll take on the White Sox at home.
May 12 - 2:11 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Max Muncy
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
2Mark Canha
CF1Billy Burns
2Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Jesse Chavez
5Kendall Graveman
6Jarrod Parker
7Chris Bassitt
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Edward Mujica
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Taylor Thompson
8Fernando Rodriguez
9Drew Pomeranz
10Pat Venditte