Scott Kazmir RUMORS & NEWS

  • Scott Kazmir's velocity is down, pitches are up, numbers are awful -- but Dodgers don't seem worried

    Los Angeles Times "The scout shook his head, delivering a two-word report on Dodgers pitcher Scott Kazmir. "No bueno," the scout said. For the last two years, Kazmir's fastball has averaged 91 mph, according to Fangraphs. On Monday, his fastball sat in the 86-89 mph range. The last time his fastball was so..." March 15

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    Sources: #Dodgers “intrigued” by Cueto. Interested in Iwakuma. Reached out today to agents for Cueto, Kazmir, Samardzija.

  • A's pitcher Scott Kazmir traded to Astros

    Athletics Nation "The Oakland Athletics have traded starting pitcher Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for right-handed pitcher Daniel Mengden and catcher Jacob Nottingham. Kazmir had been on turn to start against the Toronto Blue Jays, but the A's have instead recalled pitcher Arnold Leon to go to the bullpen,..." July 24

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    John Hickey @JHickey3

    #Athletics Scott Kazmir started out playing catch to test triceps at about 45 feet. He extended it to well over 100 feet before he was done

  • A’s Scott Kazmir is OK; now Jesse Hahn is hurting

    San Francisco Chronicle "Scott Kazmir came out of his little triceps tightness episode well, but now the A’s are having concerns about another rotation member, Jesse Hahn. Hahn, who had Tommy John surgery in 2010 shortly after being drafted by Tampa Bay and missed the 2010-11 seasons, returned to the Bay Area for an..." July 10

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    Susan Slusser @susanslusser

    Left triceps tightness for Kazmir

  • Scott Kazmir cleared to return to A’s rotation Friday

    Hardball Talk "Athletics left-hander Scott Kazmir had to make an early exit from a start last Wednesday against the Tigers after experiencing tightness in his throwing shoulder, but he made it through a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday without issue and said he felt “great” after a followup throwing session..." June 03

  • Kazmir avoids DL after MRI reveals no damage

    Athletics Nation "The A's dodged a bullet today, as Scott Kazmir will not be placed on the DL (for now) after his MRI revealed no damage. Per Jane Lee (below) and Susan Slusser, Kazmir may only miss one start due to a convenient day off on June 6th, which would otherwise be his next scheduled start. The A's can..." May 29

  • Scott Kazmir trade rumors abound, vultures circle

    Athletics Nation "The vultures are circling. Our fellow SB Nation team sites have noticed the A's are 14-26, with Over the Monster and DRaysBay already beginning their speculation about what they would have to give up to acquire starting pitcher Scott Kazmir, who is in the final year of his two-year, $20 million..." May 19

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS

    Kazmir deal with a's will be 2 years. good for him.

  • Indians will try to bring back Jimenez but are resigned to Kazmir going

    CBS Sports "The Indians will talk to Ubaldo Jimenez's agent Diego Bentz here at the GM meetings but don't appear to have much to talk about with Scott Kazmir. The Indians would be interested in a one-year deal for Kazmir but believe he's certain to have multiyear offers elsewhere after he resurrected his..." November 12

  • Re-signing Jimenez and Kazmir is key for Indians

    Fox Sports Ohio "If you have managed to stir from your AL Wild Card game hangover and muster the energy to watch some postseason baseball you have seen some thrilling low-scoring games. The theme this postseason no doubt is pitching pitching and more pitching. There have already been seven shutouts – including..." October 18

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    Carlos Carrasco will start Wednesday against the Twins in place of "dead-armed' Scott Kazmir. Kaz in for extra 2 to 3 days rest. #Indians.

  • Kazmir loses no-no, but Indians rally in ninth to beat Orioles, 4-3

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When closer Vinnie Pestano looked out onto the field from the bullpen in the ninth inning Wednesday night, he knew he better get ready fast. The Indians had runners on first and third with one out, the score was tied, 3-3, and Drew Stubbs was at the plate. The swift Stubbs, coming into that..." June 27

  • The rebirth of Scott Kazmir continues

    Fox Sports Ohio "The evolution of a pitcher continues. Though the point can be made that it’s not really an evolution if it’s a rebirth. Because what Scott Kazmir is doing this season — reinventing and “re-birthing” his career. One year removed from the Sugarland Skeeters of the Independent League, Kazmir..." June 22

  • Scott Kazmir rejuvenated with Indians

    Tampa Tribune "Scott Kazmir flashed the same bright smile as he did a lifetime ago, when he was the cornerstone of Tampa Bay's pitching staff. His chin sported the same weak stubble of someone who still struggles to grow a beard. His left arm is alive with a mid-90s fastball, and the strikeouts are piling up..." June 01

  • Ex-Mets phenom Scott Kazmir is back in the big leagues

    New York Daily News "The loudspeakers at Citizens Bank Park blast Philly soul as the Indians’ Scott Kazmir, the erstwhile Met prodigy who blossomed elsewhere, slowly walks off the mound in the sixth inning of his start last Tuesday. “When Will I See You Again,” a 1974 hit by The Three Degrees escorts Kazmir to the..." May 20

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    paul hoynes @hoynsie

    #Indians activate Scott Kazmir and option Cord Phelps to AAA. Kazmir, born in Houston, will make Tribe debut Sat. night vs. #Astros.

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    Jordan Bastian @

    Indians LHP Scott Kazmir might be cleared to pitch for AAA Columbus on Monday for his 1st rehab outing.

  • Trevor Bauer will start Saturday against Tampa Bay for Cleveland Indians; Scott Kazmir on the disabled list

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Trevor Bauer will replace injured Scott Kazmir in the Indians' rotation and start Saturday against the Rays at Tropicana Field. The Indians placed Kazmir on the disabled list Thursday with a strained right rib cage. He'll miss two to three starts. The interesting thing about the rotation now is..." April 04

  • Kazmir throws pain-free bullpen session, but still won’t pitch Saturday

    Akron Beacon Journal "As far as Scott Kaz­mir and Indians officials can discern, Kazmir does not have an injury, but he will miss his first start of the season Saturday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Does that make any sense? Could be. Because it is so early in the season, with little or no pressure to rush Kazmir..." April 04

  • Indians activate Scott Kazmir and option Nick Hagadone to Columbus

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians' eight-man bullpen didn't last long. A couple of hours before opening the season against Toronto on Tuesday night, the Indians activated left-hander Scott Kazmir and optioned lefty Nick Hagadone to Class AAA Columbus. Kazmir will start Saturday against Tampa Bay at Tropicana..." April 02

  • Three new guys have contrasting stories, roles for Cleveland Indians

    Akron Beacon Journal "They are three of the new guys on the Indians’ roster. Bryan Shaw is only 25 with two big-league seasons on his resume; Scott Kazmir is more renewed than new, and to him that’s as good as it can get. Then there’s Jason Giambi, 42, who has a role that includes counseling new guys. Kazmir..." March 27

  • Indians name Scott Kazmir as their fifth starter

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Indians announced this afternoon that left-hander Scott Kazmir has been named the fifth starter, for now. Kazmir will be added to the roster on April 6 in Toronto. Righthander Carlos Carrasco will start with the big league club and serve a six-game suspension. In other moves, Jason..." March 25

  • Scott Kazmir apparent leader in battle for last spot in rotation for Cleveland Indians

    Akron Beacon Journal "Spring training will be over in little more than two weeks, and the identity of the Indians’ fifth starter remains a mystery. Blame manager Terry Francona for that. Or blame the competitors for the job: in alphabetical order Trevor Bauer, Carlos Carrasco, Scott Kazmir and Daisuke..." March 15

  • Ex-Mets prospect Kazmir looking to make Indians rotation

    New York Post "Mets fans get ready for Scott Kazmir II. Kazmir is re-inventing himself as a pitcher and is making good on the promise he told The Post’s Mark Hale before spring training that he would make it back to the big leagues in a big way. Kazmir has opened eyes in the Indians’ camp after coming here..." March 07

  • Kazmir still getting a feel for his pitches "Left-hander Scott Kazmir is competing for a spot in the Indians' rotation, but he is also playing it smart in terms of getting a feel for his pitches. On Monday, Cleveland unveiled plans to hold a Minor League "B" game on Wednesday in order for Kazmir to focus on his breaking ball. The pitcher..." March 05

  • Cleveland Indians' Scott Kazmir keeps impressing in bid to revive big-league career

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Scott Kazmir was the Pizza Man in Tampa. Hitters went home hungry. Fans ate him up. "After 10 Ks, they'd give away a personal pizza," the Indians' left-hander said Friday of his salad days with the Rays. "So after nine strikeouts, that's all you'd hear." He heard it often when he led the..." March 02

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