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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||195.00||13.00||11.00||0.00||3.42||1.14||178.00||48.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder - Questionable for June 2 start at Detroit|
|vs LHB|| 14.1||0||0|| 2.51||0||2||10|
|vs RHB|| 44.0||0||0|| 3.07||0||23||47|
|12/26/2014||Scott Kazmir, SP OAK||Jhonny Peralta, SS STL|
|12/26/2014||J.D. Martinez, RF DET|
Torii Hunter, RF MIN
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA
Prince Fielder, DH TEX
Jonathan Lucroy, C MIL
Hunter Pence, RF SF
Scott Kazmir, SP OAK
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
Casey Janssen, RP WAS
Dallas Keuchel, SP HOU
|Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
Greg Holland, RP KC
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
Jaime Garcia, SP STL
Joe Mauer, 1B MIN
Carlos Gonzalez, RF COL
Ken Giles, RP PHI
Starling Marte, LF PIT
Josh Harrison, 3B PIT
Brian McCann, C NYY
Jake McGee, RP TB
|12/26/2014||Scott Kazmir, SP OAK||Jake Lamb, 3B ARI|
|Last 10 Games|
No DL decision yet for A's P Scott Kazmir (shoulder)
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/27/15) Athletics manager Bob Melvin is unsure if pitcher Scott Kazmir will be heading to the disabled list or not, according to Comcast SportsNet California.
Kazmir exited Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Tigers with a shoulder injury. After the game Kazmir went to have an MRI on the affected shoulder. Melvin said the injury began to progress as the game went on.
"He probably felt he could continue to pitch," said A's manager Bob Melvin to MLB.com, "but it didn't make any sense to.
"I think it just started bothering him as the game went along. You could tell he was a little bit uncomfortable after the last pitch when he was coming off the mound. His body language wasn't great, so we didn't want to push him."
Kazmir left the game after the third inning. He finished with no earned runs, three walks and four strikeouts. He now has a 2.93 ERA.
Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir exits with shoulder injury
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/27/15) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir was forced to leave his start on Wednesday against the Tigers with shoulder tightness, the team announced. Kazmir was grabbing at his left shoulder in the dugout after he was taken out.
Kazmir did not allow a hit with four strikeouts and three walks in just three innings before being removed from the game. He threw 47 pitches before leaving the game.
Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir strikes out six in losing effort
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/17/15) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir allowed five runs, three earned, on seven hits, in 4 1/3 innings of work in Oakland's 7-3 loss to the White Sox on Sunday.
After allowing one run in the first, Kazmir settled in a bit. But the struggles began in the fifth when he allowed three of the first four hitters to reach safely, leading to a run. Then, after an infield single, Kazmir walked in a run. Then another infield single plated another run.
"I wish I could have been a little more efficient early on and made a couple of plays," Kazmir said to the Daily Herald. "It would have been a totally different ballgame."
Kazmir, now 2-2, struck out six but moved his ERA to 3.08 in 49 2/3 innings of work. He will look to get back on track Friday against the Rays.
Could the Astros make a move for Kazmir, Buchholz or Lohse?
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/15/15) It would be a surprise to most if the Astros become players in the Cole Hamels sweepstakes, considering his annual salary of $24 million is about half of what the Astros' total payrolls sunk to in recent lowly years.
However, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, Scott Kazmir (a Houston native), Clay Buchholz and Kyle Lohse (ties to general manager Jeff Luhnow) are the three pitchers to watch for in Houston, should they become available.
Athletics SP Scott Kazmir receives no-decision Monday
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/12/15) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir pitched well enough to earn a quality start during Monday’s 5-4, 11-inning loss to the Red Sox, but he received a no-decision for his effort.
Kazmir allowed two runs on four hits over six inning of work during Monday’s start. He also walked four batters and struck out three. His ERA now stands at 2.78.
Kazmir has not received a win since his second start of the season, but he has received quality starts in six of his seven starts this season. His next expected start is scheduled for Sunday against the White Sox.
|2014 summary: The Athletics' gamble to sign Scott Kazmir to a two-year deal paid off, as the lefty stayed healthy all season, providing 32 starts. Kazmir lost some velocity from his 2013 comeback season with the Indians, but he was highly effective nonetheless. With a pedestrian 7.7 K/9 ratio, Kazmir missed out on making the top 30 starters in Rotisserie value, but a 15-9 record along with 20 quality starts and pair of complete games helped him to hold down the 25th spot in Fantasy point rankings.|
Playing time status: With Jon Lester and Jeff Samardzija having departed, Kazmir may have to pick up the slack by providing the Athletics with some additional innings.
2015 outlook: After receiving 4.8 runs of support per nine innings last season, Kazmir could have trouble matching his total of 15 wins, but otherwise, he should be able to maintain his value. He will likely fall short of the top 30 rankings for starting pitchers, but maybe not by that much. Kazmir should return enough value to deserve a mid-round pick in standard mixed leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/28/15||NYY||10:05 pm||CC Sabathia|
|5/29/15||NYY||10:05 pm||Chris Capuano|
|5/30/15||NYY||10:05 pm||Nathan Eovaldi|
|5/31/15||NYY||4:05 pm||Adam Warren|
|6/2/15||@ DET||7:08 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|6/3/15||@ DET||7:08 pm||Buck Farmer|
|6/4/15||@ DET||1:08 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
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