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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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Scott Kazmir (triceps) said Monday that he feels great and fully expects to make his next start.
Kazmir left Sunday's start against the Mariners due to a sore triceps, which was a flare-up of an ailment he dealt with during spring training. He's not doing any throwing Monday like he normally would, but the injury isn't seen as a big deal. He'll also benefit from an extra day of rest with the A's being idle on Thursday. Kazmir boasts a 1.40 ERA with 19 strikeouts over his first 19 1/3 innings this season. Apr 14 - 7:40 PM

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Scott Kazmir was removed from Sunday's start against the Mariners due to a sore triceps.

He was lights-out before the injury, hurling six shutout innings while striking out nine. It's the same injury that Kazmir dealt with in spring training, and manager Bob Melvin doesn't believe it's a serious issue. He is expected to make his next scheduled start against the Astros on Saturday.
Apr 13 - 7:26 PM

Scott Kazmir was pulled from Sunday's start against the Mariners after six innings due to an undisclosed injury.

Kazmir fired six scoreless innings before departing, allowing just two hits and striking out nine. His velocity was noticeably diminished in his final inning of work. The A's should have an update on his status shortly.
Apr 13 - 6:22 PM

Scott Kazmir wasn't too sharp but put up a quality start anyway Monday, allowing three runs over six frames in an 8-3 win over the Twins.

Kazmir struck out five but walked four and gave up six hits, needing 101 pitches to get through six frames. The left-hander was nursing some minor back stiffness in the game, but he made it through the outing alright and is expected to be fine for this weekend's start in Seattle. Kazmir has struck out 10 and allowed just the three runs over his first two outings.
Apr 7 - 9:21 PM

Scott Kazmir allowed three hits over 7 1/3 scoreless innings in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Indians in the first game of a doubleheader.

In his first game with his new team, Kazmir baffled his former team, striking out five while not walking a batter. The left-hander will be an important member of the A's staff in light of the injuries to Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin suffered this spring. He'll have a good shot at improving to 2-0 when the A's visit the light-hitting Twins next week.
Apr 2 - 8:13 PM

Tuesday's game between the Indians and Athletics has been postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday. Scheduled starters Scott Kazmir and Corey Kluber will simply be pushed back a day.
Apr 1 - 8:37 PM

Scott Kazmir allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings in a Cactus League start against the Mariners on Saturday.

Kazmir returned to the mound after having his last scheduled start scratched due to triceps tightness. The left-hander surrendered four hits and three walks on the day. He added five strikeouts as well. The three runs earned were Kazmir's first this spring, and barring any more setbacks he seems ready for the season to begin.
Mar 22 - 11:43 PM

Scott Kazmir's (triceps) 35-pitch bullpen session "went great" on Wednesday.

Kazmir, scratched from his scheduled outing Monday due to left triceps tightness, will make his next Cactus League start on Saturday. The injury is minor. Assuming he can avoid a setback, the left-hander is in no danger of missing Opening Day. He's expected to start Oakland's second game of the season.
Mar 19 - 3:39 PM

Scott Kazmir (triceps) will make his next Cactus League start on Saturday.

Kazmir was scratched from his scheduled outing Monday due to left triceps tightness, but it's a minor issue. He could have started on Tuesday but will throw a bullpen session instead. Assuming he can avoid a setback, the left-hander is in no danger of missing Opening Day. He's expected to start Oakland's second game of the season.
Mar 18 - 7:42 PM

Scott Kazmir (triceps) will not pitch Tuesday.

Kazmir was scratched from Monday's start due to left triceps tightness. Jarrod Parker (elbow) is done for the season and A.J. Griffin (elbow) has been shut down for three weeks, so the Athletics aren't going to rush him back out there. We should know more about Kazmir's status in the next couple of days.
Mar 18 - 12:14 PM

Scott Kazmir was scratched from Monday's start due to left triceps tightness.

It's been a rough few days for A's pitchers with Jarrod Parker (elbow) out for the season and A.J. Griffin (elbow) shut down for three weeks. The good news is that Oakland assistant general manager David Forst says Kazmir's ailment is very minor and the lefty could have pitched Monday. He could start as soon as Tuesday.
Mar 17 - 3:40 PM

Scott Kazmir was excellent in Wednesday's start against the Royals, tossing four shutout innings.

Kazmir allowed only one hit and one walk in his second Grapefruit League start. Through seven innings, the lefty has yet to surrender a run. Kazmir resuscitated his career with the Indians last year, posting strikeout and walk rates reminiscent of his glory days with the Rays.
Mar 12 - 5:11 PM

Scott Kazmir impressed in his Athletics debut on Friday, tossing three scoreless innings in a victory over the Diamondbacks.

The 30-year-old left-hander allowed just two hits and struck out two in the ballgame. The most experienced member of the A's rotation, the resurgent Kazmir makes for a strong option as a middle-of-the-rotation fantasy starter than can be had in the middle rounds of drafts.
Mar 7 - 10:12 PM

Scott Kazmir will make his Cactus League debut with the Athletics against the Dodgers on Friday.

The veteran southpaw was inked two a two-year $22 million contract this offseason and is expected to serve as the ace of the A's staff this season. Pitching in the spacious confines of the Oakland Coliseum along with his elite strikeout potential make Kazmir a very intriguing option in the middle rounds of fantasy drafts.
Mar 2 - 7:52 PM

Athletics signed LHP Scott Kazmir to a two-year, $22 million contract.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported the signing while Jim Bowden of ESPN.com and SiriusXM passed along the contract details. Kazmir rediscovered his velocity this past season and surprised with a 4.04 ERA and 162/47 K/BB ratio over 158 innings with the Indians. The Athletics are hoping that his resurgent season was the real deal. While Kazmir has been around forever, he doesn't turn 30 years old until January.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 01:07:00 PM

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2B1Eric Sogard
2Alberto Callaspo
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Jake Elmore
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3A.J. Griffin
4Dan Straily
5Jesse Chavez
6Tommy Milone
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Sean Doolittle
5Dan Otero
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Drew Pomeranz
8Fernando Abad
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