|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||160.00||11.00||9.00||0.00||3.66||1.25||158.00||50.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 4.2||0||0|| 1.93||0||0||4|
|vs RHB|| 22.2||0||0|| 1.59||0||4||20|
|04/23/2014||Brad Miller, SS SEA||Scott Kazmir, SP OAK|
|04/23/2014||Scott Kazmir, SP OAK|
Albert Pujols, 1B LAA
|Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS|
Joey Votto, 1B CIN
|04/23/2014||Alex Cobb, SP TB|
Wil Myers, RF TB
David Robertson, RP NYY
|Shane Victorino, RF BOS|
Scott Kazmir, SP OAK
|Last 10 Games|
|Scott Kazmir goes eight in no-decision |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/19/14) Athletics starting pitcher Scott Kazmir twirled what may have been his best start of the season Saturday against the Astros, but needed a late rally to get off the hook for a loss in the 4-3 win.
Kazmir allowed three runs in a season-high eight innings of work, though only two were charged to him. Between the defensive miscue and a lack of offensive help, Kazmir left the mound down 3-1, before a late rally ultimately earned the win and got him a no-decision.
Kazmir struck out five batters and walked none in his eight innings of work, while allowing two earned runs on six hits. He remains 2-0 with a 1.65 ERA in 27 1/3 innings, heading into his next start, Thursday against the Astros.
|Scott Kazmir does flat-ground work Wednesday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/16/14) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir did his regular flat-ground work Wednesday and is ready to make his regularly scheduled start Saturday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Kazmir left his previous start due to tightness in his triceps muscle, but the issue was minor and he'll remain on his regular pitching schedule. He's 2-0 with a 1.40 ERA through three starts.
|Scott Kazmir good to go for next start |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/14/14) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Monday that pitcher Scott Kazmir will not have his next start skipped, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Kazmir is likely to take the mound Saturday against the Astros as long as he doesn't encounter a setback. He's dealing with triceps tightness.
|A's 'hope' Scott Kazmir will be ready for next start |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(4/14/14) Athletics manager Bob Melvin told MLB Network Radio Monday the team will be careful with starting pitcher Scott Kazmir, who left his start Sunday against the Mariners due to left triceps tightness.
Kazmir's next scheduled start is for Friday against the Astros, but it hasn't been determined yet if the left-hander will be able to pitch.
"He feels like he can make his next start, and we hope that's the case," Melvin said.
|Scott Kazmir exits start with triceps tightness |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/13/14) Athletics starter Scott Kazmir came out of Sunday's 3-0 win over Seattle after just 82 pitches due to left triceps tightness. Initial tests don't show a cause of concern and the injury isn't expected to keep him out of his next scheduled start on Saturday against Houston, manager Bob Melvin told MLB.com after the game.
Kazmir was dealing before the injury, allowing just two hits and no walks while striking out nine over six innings pitched in a no-decision. He began flexing his triceps and was seen grimacing in the dugout in between the sixth and seventh inning. The A's took a cautious approach with their left-hander, who had a similar injury in spring training.
Kazmir owns a 1.40 ERA and a 0.78 in 19 1/3 innings pitched.
|Though he missed out on winning the American League Comeback Player of the Year (which went to Mariano Rivera), Scott Kazmir had a comeback story that is hard to top. After a four-year run as a staple in the Rays' rotation, Kazmir declined precipitously in 2009 and 2010, and by 2012, he was pitching in the independent Atlantic League. The Indians took a chance on Kazmir, signing him to a minor league deal in December 2012. Kazmir got off to a slow start, posting a 5.89 ERA through his first 11 starts, but as his average fastball velocity rose into the mid-90s, his level of success rose accordingly. From June 21 on, he compiled a 3.06 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 18 starts. That stretch earned Kazmir a two-year, $22 million deal with the Athletics, and he'll be counted on to be a key part of an already-strong rotation. Owners may shy away from Kazmir due to his history of injury and wildness, as well as his mediocre 2013 full-season stats (4.04 ERA, 1.32 WHIP), so there may be no need to target him before the late rounds. If he can stay healthy, Kazmir could produce like a solid middle-of-the-rotation option, so he could wind up being one of this year's top value picks.
(Updated 1/15/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/23/14||TEX||3:35 pm||Martin Perez|
|4/24/14||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Brett Oberholtzer|
|4/25/14||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Brad Peacock|
|4/26/14||@ HOU||7:10 pm||Dallas Keuchel|
|4/27/14||@ HOU||2:10 pm||Collin McHugh|
|4/28/14||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Nick Martinez|
|4/29/14||@ TEX||8:05 pm||Martin Perez|
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