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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|
|vs Kansas City|| 13.0||0||2|| 4.85||0||2||5|
|vs LHB|| 44.0||0||0|| 3.68||0||13||42|
|vs RHB|| 146.1||0||0|| 3.51||0||37||122|
|12/26/2014||Scott Kazmir, SP OAK||Jhonny Peralta, SS STL|
|12/26/2014||J.D. Martinez, LF DET|
Torii Hunter, RF MIN
Jhonny Peralta, SS STL
Marcell Ozuna, CF MIA
Prince Fielder, 1B 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, LF 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|
Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir goes five scoreless Saturday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(9:16 pm ET) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir posted another dominant performance Saturday, going 5 1/3 scoreless innings with four strikeouts and just two hits allowed against the White Sox.
Kazmir lowered his ERA to 0.75 with just one start left before the season begins.
"Every pitch felt like I had good feel with it," Kazmir said to Bay Area News Group. "I was able to lock everything down. My changeup was the pitch today.I could get it to either corner. And if it started out down the middle it would wind up in the dirt."
Manager Bob Melvin continues to gush over Kazmir's performances.
"Everything was working, side to side," Melvin said. "He had cadence and rhythm. We wanted to get him to 80 pitches, and we did."
Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir strikes out six in outing Tuesday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/17/15) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir threw four shutout innings Tuesday and tossed six strikeouts against the Padres. Despite not feeling very confident in his fastball, Kazmir was happy with his pitch location, reports MLB.com.
"I was able to mix all my pitches in, and everything felt great," Kazmir said. "My fastball wasn't as accurate as I wanted. It seemed like I was behind and had to come back with secondary pitches. But all in all, everything went well. I'll take that line all day long."
"At this point in time, to have that kind of command, I was a little surprised," A's manager Bob Melvin said.
Athletics tab Sonny Gray for Opening Day start
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/16/15) Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Monday that Sonny Gray would start the team's regular-season opener April 6 against the Rangers, MLB.com reports.
Gray gets the call after going 14-10 with a 3.08 ERA and 183:74 K:BB ratio in 219 innings in 2014, his first full season in the rotation.
Melvin also indicated that Scott Kazmir would start either the second or third game of the season, but that the rest of the rotation has yet to be lined up. He did leave open the possibility of Barry Zito making the rotation, saying, "I don't want to exclude him," the Bay Area News Group reports.
Scott Kazmir comes all the way back to top of Athletics' rotation
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/13/15) Scott Kazmir was out of baseball in 2011, but his comeback, now in year three, couldn't be going better.
Athletics manager Bob Melvin called Kazmir a "resurrection" as the lefthander occupies the "co-ace" spot at the top of the A's rotation, along with Sonny Gray.
A former All Star, arm trouble wiped out Kazmir's dominating fastball, but he's learned to pitch without blowing batters away.
"With everything I've gone through, I have a better idea what I'm doing -- and more pitches in my repertoire," he told MLB.com's Lyle Spencer.
"I have so much more control of my fastball," he said. "I used to throw as hard as I could. Now I can add and subtract, move it around. I have so much more direction. It's night and day."
A's P Kazmir gives up three hits, one earned run in win over Mariners
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(3/12/15) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir surrendered three hits and accounted for one earned run in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Mariners.
Kazmir struck out four batters and walked two while pitching 2 2/3 innings, facing 13 batters in all. Actor Will Ferrell began Kazmir's start at shortstop.
"He's pretty routine-oriented, and there was obviously a distraction, but he threw the ball well," manager Bob Melvin after the outing, per MLB.com. "I thought he had really good stuff."
Catcher Josh Phegley indicated that Kazmir was working on commanding his fastball.
"It's early. He's just trying to establish that fastball command," Phegley said. "We went back and forth [with] fastballs both sides, worked in his cutter, his curveball and his changeup. He didn't seem too far off from being season-ready. He looked good, and I think he was happy with the results and how he felt. He just wants to be a little sharper, and that's why we're here."
|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.
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