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26 Scott Kazmir SP
Height/Weight: 6-0/185 | Birthdate: 1/24/1984 | Birthplace: Houston, TX | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Oakland | College: No College | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $1,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 94/69 | Average Draft Position: 196.55
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Scott Kazmir struggles in loss vs. Rangers Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir took a loss Tuesday, allowing six runs (four earned) on nine hits and one walk in 4 1/3 innings while striking out three in his team's 6-3 defeat against the Rangers.

Kazmir (14-9) is now 0-4 in his last five starts, though he did a solid job in his previous two outings before throwing up a clunker Tuesday. He served up a two-run blast during a three-run fourth inning before the Rangers scored three more in the fifth inning to put the A's into a hole they couldn't escape. Kazmir owns a 3.44 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 150:49 K:BB ratio in 178 innings. He's scheduled to face the Phillies Sunday.


Athletics reorganize starting rotation


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/15/2014) To better align their starting rotation for the end of the season, the Athletics have decided to push Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel back a day and move Scott Kazmir and Sonny Gray up a day. Kazmir will now start the first game of a three-game series against the Rangers Tuesday, followed by Samardzija and Gray. Hammel will start the first game of a three-game series against the Phillies Friday, followed by Jon Lester.

The move allows the Athletics to start Gray on the final day of the regular season rather than Hammel.


Scott Kazmir outpitched in fine outing against White Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2014) Athletics starter Scott Kazmir bounced back in style from a recent slump - but he wasn't good enough to beat fellow southpaw Chris Sale on Thursday.

Kazmir limited the White Sox to just one run on four hits over eight innings in a complete game performance. He walked one and struck out seven. His lone mistake landed over the fence, courtesy of ninth hitter Marcus Semien.

The outing was encouraging considering Kazmir had yielded 16 earned runs in his previous 10 2/3 innings pitched. He will seek to take his momentum and run with it Wednsesday against visiting Texas.


Scott Kazmir picks up no decision Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir turned in a quality start Saturday against the Astros.

Kazmir allowed three runs on three hits over 6 1/3 innings pitched. He struck out eight and issued five walks during the outing. Kazmir got off to an exceptional start, not giving up a hit until the sixth inning. Unfortunately, that hit seemed to throw Kazmir off his game. After two singles, the Astros bunted both runners into scoring position. With men on second and third, Jose Altuve blasted a two-run double. Kazmir would get out of the inning, but the damage had already been done. He came out for the seventh, but walked the bases loaded. Kazmir departed at that point. One run scored during the inning, and was charged to Kazmir. 

Kazmir was bailed out by a last minute comeback. He earned the no-decision. Kazmir will take on the White Sox in his next start.


Scott Kazmir gets roughed up again on Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir got roughed up again on Sunday and was unable to make it past the second frame in a loss to the Angels in Anaheim, dropping to 14-7 on the year. The left-hander was shelled for six runs on two hits and four walks over 1 1/3 innings.

Kazmir has allowed 13 earned runs over his last 4 1/3 innings of work. He owns a 3.39 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 27 starts (159 1/3 innings). His next start will come Saturday at home against Houston.

Athletics swap Jeff Samardzija and Scott Kazmir


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/28/2014) The Athletics have swapped Jeff Samardzija and Scott Kazmir for the upcoming series with the Angels, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Samardzija will now move up a day and pitch Saturday. Kazmir will be pushed back to Sunday. Both players will take on the Angels. It's unclear if Kazmir was moved in order to give him more rest following a poor start, or if the team just wanted to adjust the pitching matchups based on who the Angels were throwing. 


Scott Kazmir gets hammered in loss to Angels


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir took a step back and got hammered Sunday night against the Angels, dropping to 14-6 on the season. The right-hander was shelled for seven runs on 10 hits and two walks while striking out one over three innings of a 9-4 defeat.

Over his last five starts covering 28 2/3 innings, Kazmir has allowed 20 earned runs. He owns a 3.08 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP over 26 starts (158 innings). He'll get another crack at the Angels on Friday in Anaheim.

Scott Kazmir strikes out six in win vs. Mets Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir earned a win Tuesday, allowing just one earned run on four hits and three walks in six innings and striking out six in his team's 6-2 victory over the Mets.

Kazmir (14-5) earned a share of the AL lead in wins Tuesday, giving up a solo home run in the fourth inning but otherwise keeping the Mets offense at bay. He's allowed home runs in each of his last two starts after giving up only one home run in his previous six outings, but Kazmir has managed to post back-to-back quality starts. He owns a 2.73 ERA and 131:36 K:BB ratio in 155 innings. Kazmir is slated to face the Angels Sunday.


Athletics shake up weekend rotation


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) The Athletics have altered their rotation for the weekend series against the Angels.

Jason Hammel will be skipped. He was slated to start Friday. The team will now go with Sonny Gray, Jon Lester and Scott Kazmir for the series. Gray will start Friday, Lester will start Saturday and Kazmir will go Sunday. 


Scott Kazmir gets no offensive support Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir couldn't pull out a win Wednesday against the Royals.

Kazmir allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings. He struck out three and walked one. Kazmir was tagged for two runs early, as Omar Infante belted a two-run shot in the third inning. Salvador Perez added to the scoring in the fifth, hitting a sac fly. While Kazmir didn't turn in an exceptional start, his teammates didn't do much to help him out. The Athletics were blanked by Jason Vargas, who tossed a complete game shutout.

With the loss, Kazmir fell to 13-5 on the year. He'll take on the Mets in his next start.


Scott Kazmir earns win after seventh-inning trouble Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/9/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir picked up a win Friday after giving up five earned runs on five hits and one walk in 6 2/3 innings and striking out four in his team's 6-5 victory over the Twins.

Kazmir (13-4) opened the game with four perfect innings and faced the minimum through six scoreless frames, but he ran into big trouble in the seventh, giving up four hits and a walk in the inning and watching all five runners score. He owns a 2.73 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 122:32 K:BB ratio in 142 innings. Kazmir is scheduled to take on the Royals Wednesday.


Scott Kazmir gives up four runs in loss vs. Royals


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir took a loss Sunday, giving up four earned runs on 10 hits and one walk in six innings and striking out two in his team's 4-2 defeat against the Royals.

Kazmir (12-4) gave up hits in each of the first four innings before getting roughed up in the fifth, giving up all four of his runs on five hits and one walk in the inning. He had surrendered a total of five earned runs in 31 1/3 innings over his previous five starts. Kazmir owns a 2.53 ERA and 118:31 K:BB ratio in 135 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Twins Friday.


Scott Kazmir wins despite being hittable Sunday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir didn't have his best stuff Sunday, but still found a way to win.

Kazmir allowed two runs on seven hits over five innings. He struck out two and walked two during the outing. The only blemish against Kazmir was a two-run homer by Adam Rosales in the second inning. Other than that, Kazmir managed to pitch his way out of trouble on multiple occasions. Kazmir pitched around two base runners in the third inning, and loaded the bases in the fifth before working out of the jam. Kazmir threw 94 pitches during the outing, which is why he was pulled after five innings.

The win brought him to 12-3 on the year. He'll take on the Royals in his next start. 


Scott Kazmir strikes out six in no-decision vs. Astros


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir wasn't a factor in Tuesday's decision, giving up two runs (one earned) on seven hits and one walk in seven innings and striking out six in his team's extra-innings game against the Astros.

Kazmir wasn't able to pick up his third straight win despite holding the opposition to one earned run or fewer for the fourth straight start. The Oakland pitcher has been at the top of his game over the last few months, aside from an ugly seven-run outing in late June. Kazmir owns a 2.32 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 114:28 K:BB ratio in 124 1/3 innings. He's slated to take on the Rangers Sunday.


A's announce rotation plans for start of second half


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) The Athletics announced their post-All-Star-break rotation plans Sunday. Jeff Samardzija has drawn the first start of the second half Friday vs. Baltimore.

Jason Hammel will pitch the second game of the Baltimore series and Sonny Gray will finish off the three-game set. Scott Kazmir will then pitch the opener of a series against Houston July 22. He will be followed by Jesse Chavez before the rotation resets.


Scott Kazmir turns in another gem in win over Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir turned in another gem in his final start before the All-Star break Thursday afternoon against the Giants in San Francisco, improving to 11-3 on the year.

The right-hander permitted only three hits and one walk while striking out nine over seven scoreless innings of a 6-1 victory. Of his 103 pitches, 65 were strikes.

Kazmir owns a 2.38 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP over 19 starts (117 1/3 innings). It remains to be seen when he'll make his next start after the All-Star break.


Scott Kazmir deadly in the daytime


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir, who faces the Giants on Thursday afternoon, has been utterly dominant in day games. He's 4-0 with a 1.09 ERA in six afternoon starts. For the season, Kazmir is 10-3 with a 2.53 ERA in 18 starts.

American League starters revealed for All-Star Game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) On Sunday, Major League Baseball revealed the American League starting lineup for the 2014 All-Star Game, which will be held on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. Orioles catcher Matt Wieters was voted as a starter, but Royals catcher Salvador Perez will take his place behind the plate for the game. Other injured players will likely be replaced on the roster moving forward.

The following players were selected as starters by the fans:

OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays (leading vote-getter)
OF Mike Trout, Angels
OF Adam Jones, Orioles
1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
2B Robinson Cano, Mariners
SS Derek Jeter, Yankees
3B Josh Donaldson, Athletics
C Matt Wieters, Orioles
DH Nelson Cruz, Orioles

RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
RHP Max Scherzer, Tigers
RHP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
RHP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
LHP Jon Lester, Red Sox
LHP David Price, Rays
LHP Scott Kazmir, Athletics
LHP Mark Buehrle, Blue Jays
LHP Sean Doolittle, Athletics
RHP Greg Holland, Royals
LHP Glen Perkins, Twins
RHP Dellin Betances, Yankees


Scott Kazmir strikes out nine in win vs. Blue Jays


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir earned a win Saturday, giving up just one earned run on three hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out eight in his team's 5-1 victory over the Blue Jays.

Kazmir (10-3) surrendered his only run on a first-inning fielder's choice that was close to being an inning-ending double play. He didn't show any of the ill effects of a calf cramp that caused him to be pulled from his last outing prematurely. Kazmir owns a 2.53 ERA and 99:26 K:BB ratio in 110 1/3 innings. He's slated to face the Giants Thursday in his last scheduled start before the All-Star break.


Scott Kazmir strikes out seven in no-decision vs. Tigers


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir didn't factor into Monday's decision, giving up one earned run on four hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out seven in his team's 5-4 loss to the Tigers.

Kazmir cruised through five innings before surrendering a solo home run in the sixth. He appeared to suffer an injury in the same inning, with the manager and trainer coming to the mound to check on Kazmir, leaving him in and finally removing him from the game after throwing one more pitch. The Athletics announced that the pitcher is fine despite the sequence of events. Kazmir said after the game that he was dealing with cramping but is good to go moving forward.

Kazmir owns a 2.61 ERA and 91:24 K:BB ratio in 103 1/3 innings after bouncing back well from last week's ugly seven-run outing. He's slated to face the Blue Jays Saturday.


Scott Kazmir tagged for three homers in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir had trouble keeping the ball in the yard Tuesday, in his worst start of the season against the Mets.

Kazmir pitched just three innings in the outing and was tagged for seven runs, five of which came on a trio of home runs. Kazmir was pulled after 62 pitches, having allowed eight hits and one walk, with four strikeouts.

Kazmir fell to 9-3 in a 10-1 loss, snapping a three-start winning streak. His ERA rose more than a half-run, though he still ranks fifth in the American League with a 2.66 mark heading into his next start against the Tigers Monday. 


Scott Kazmir to start Tuesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) With the Athletics giving Sonny Gray a few days of extra rest, Scott Kazmir will start Tuesday at the Mets instead of Wednesday. Kazmir last pitched Thursday, allowing two runs over seven innings in a win over the Red Sox.

Scott Kazmir lifts A's past Red Sox with another strong outing


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/20/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir kept rolling with another strong outing Thursday night against the Red Sox, scattering four hits and two runs over seven innings to improve to 9-2 on the season.

Kazmir struck out eight and did not issue a walk. Of his 111 pitches, 75 were strikes. Over his last three starts covering 20 innings, Kazmir has allowed only two earned runs. His ERA now stands at 2.08 through 15 starts (95 innings).

Following the 4-2 home win, Kazmir will go on the road to take on the Mets in New York on Wednesday.

Scott Kazmir surrenders unearned run in win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir earned a win Saturday, giving up just an unearned run on three hits and three walks in six innings while striking out two in his team's 5-1 victory over the Yankees.

Kazmir (8-2) continues to impress, with the only run Saturday coming on a throwing error by the shortstop. He's turned in five straight quality starts, and he's 3-0 over his last four games. Kazmir owns a 2.05 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 72:20 K:BB ratio in 88 innings. He's scheduled to take on the Red Sox Thursday.


Scott Kazmir dominates O's for win No. 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2014) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir dominated the Orioles on Sunday, scattering four hits in seven shutout frames to improve to 7-2 on the year.

Kazmir struck out seven and walked two in 96 pitches, 62 for strikes. He owns a 2.20 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP through 13 starts (82 innings). Over his last three starts covering 22 1/3 innings, Kazmir has allowed three earned runs.

Following the 11-1 victory, he will aim for his eighth win of the season on Thursday against the Yankees.