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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: Houston | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $1,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 96/69 | Average Draft Position: 128.18
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Astros SP Scott Kazmir ousted early against the Mariners


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(9/3/2015) Astros starting pitcher Scott Kazmir lasted just 4 1/3 innings during his start against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Kazmir gave up three runs on seven hits. He struck out five batters and gave up two walks during the no-decision.

Kazmir now has a 2.56 ERA this year.


Astros SP Scott Kazmir goes seven innings in loss to Twins


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/29/2015) Astros starter Scott Kazmir allowed three runs in a loss to the Twins on Friday.

Kazmir gave up the three runs on three hits in seven innings of work. He struck out six batters and gave up a walk and a home run.

With the loss, Kazmir dropped to 7-9 on the season with a 2.45 ERA.


Astros SP Scott Kazmir keeps Dodgers in-check on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/22/2015) Astros left-hander Scott Kazmir was solid in his start against the Dodgers on Saturday. Kazmir limited the Dodgers to one run on six hits over six strong innings. He walked one and struck out eight, en route to the 3-1 win.

Kazmir (7-8, 2.39 ERA) followed up Mike Fiers' no-hitter from Friday with a strong performance of his own. The only run he allowed came in his final inning of work, as he kept the Dodgers off the board for the first five innings. 

This was a good bounceback effort for Kazmir, who allowed six runs over 5 1/3 innings in his previous start. The veteran southpaw is 2-3 with a 2.41 ERA in six starts as a member of the Astros.


Astros shuffle pitching rotation to make room for Lance McCullers


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2015) The Astros will call up pitcher Lance McCullers in order to start Sunday's game against the Dodgers, the team announced.

McCullers was demoted in early August after posting a 3.17 ERA over 76 2/3 innings this season. With McCullers starting Sunday, the team will turn to pitchers Mike Fiers on Friday and Scott Kazmir on Saturday.


Astros SP Scott Kazmir allows six runs in Monday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2015) Astros pitcher Scott Kazmir was not sharp during Monday's 9-2 loss to the Rays.

Kazmir allowed six runs on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings of work. He also struck out six and walked three. His biggest mistake was giving up a three-run home run to Tim Beckham in the first inning.

Monday was his third loss in a row. He has received one win in five starts for the Astros.


Astros' Scott Kazmir loses second straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2015) Astros pitcher Scott Kazmir lost his second straight start and in winless in his last three. 

Kazmire dropped to 6-7 on the year with a loss to San Francisco on Tuesday. He hasn't won since July 24, his first start with the Astros after being traded. 

Kazmir allowed three runs, two of them earned. It was the first time he's allowed more than one earned run in a start since June 27. He's just 2-2 in the six starts since then. 

Kazmir pitched 5 2/3 innings. He allowed two home runs, matching the total he'd allowed in his previous 12 starts. 


SP Scott Kazmir saddled with his first loss for Astros


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2015) Astros newcomer Scott Kazmir was due for a mediocre performance. And he got one Wednesday against the host Rangers.

Kazmir could not shoulder all the blame for a defeat that evened his record to 6-6. Only one of the four runs he allowed in 5 2/3 innings was earned. But one of the errors was his own.

He gave up six hits while walking two and fanning five. He might have gone further into the contest, but was removed due to cramping.

A four-run first began with two errors. A sacrifice fly, walk and successive singles by Mitch Moreland and Elvis Andrus resulted in four runs crossing the plate.

Kazmir had pitched 14 2/3 shutout innings in his first two starts for Houston before struggling early on Wednesday.


Astros' skipper chooses to keep Scott Kazmir on schedule


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/4/2015) Astros manager A.J. Hinch was put into a pinch when he had to use the newly-acquired Mike Fiers in relief on Monday. Fiers had been scheduled to start and make his Astros debut on Tuesday, but a poor outing by Lance McCullers forced Hinch into using Fiers as a long man.

So, instead of having Scott Kazmir pitch on Tuesday on regular rest, the Astros summoned Dan Straily from Triple-A to make the start, with Kazmir staying on schedule to pitch Wednesday.

"It was an option," Hinch said of starting Kazmir on Tuesday, per the Houston Chronicle. "It wasn’t something I was interested in. He’s going to pitch tomorrow on an extra day’s rest. We’re in August. On paper it’s a lot easier to ask these guys to come back on short rest or to come back on even regular rest.

"But we had mentally prepared (Kazmir). We had physically prepared him. We had moved his bullpen for him to start on Wednesday. Just because we had a rough start on Monday I don’t think that we should alter that. It already cost us our Tuesday starter in Fiers. I don’t want to continue to disrupt and move forward the same issue. It never runs out until the fifth starter comes out."

Kazmir has thrown 14 2/3 scoreless innings over his first two starts with Houston. He'll start on Wednesday in the series-finale with the Orioles.


Astros SP Scott Kazmir registers another solid start


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/30/2015) Astros starter Scott Kazmir kept up his impressive work since being traded to Houston, tossing 7 2/3 innings of shutout ball Thursday in a pitcher's duel. 

Kazmir has not allowed a run in 14 2/3 innings since joining the Astros, and was in control for much of the night. He allowed just three hits while striking out five and walking three. Kazmir threw 111 pitches.

Kazmir (6-5) has allowed just one earned run in five July starts to lower his ERA to 2.10. 


Astros' Scott Kazmir shines in first start with new team Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/24/2015) Making his first start with his new club, Astros left-hander Scott Kazmir was excellent on Friday. Kazmir blanked the Royals over seven scoreless innings allowing just three hits and a walk. He struck out three and threw 60 of his 91 pitches for strikes.

Kazmir (6-5) lowered his ERA to 2.24 with the strong outing. He retired the final nine batters he faced, and was pretty much in control all evening.

The veteran southpaw owns a sterling 1.11 ERA over his last 11 starts. 


Astros acquire pitcher Scott Kazmir from Athletics


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2015) The Athletics traded left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir to the Astros on Thursday, the A's announced.

In exchanged for Kazmir, the Astros sent pitcher Daniel Mengden and catcher Jacob Nottingham to the A's. Kazmir is 5-5 with a 2.38 ERA in 18 starts this season.

Kazmir will make his first start for the Astros on Friday in Kansas City against the Royals. 


Athletics SP Scott Kazmir shows dominance in no-decision


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/19/2015) Athletics starting pitcher Scott Kazmir had some of his best stuff during his start on Saturday against the Twins.

Kazmir allowed just one run on five hits in 8 1/3 innings. He struck out five batters and allowed just one walk, as he showed crisp command throughout.

Kazmir now has a 2.38 ERA with 101 strikeouts and 35 walks in 109 2/3 innings this season.


Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir draws Saturday's start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2015) As expected, the Athletics turned to pitcher Scott Kazmir to start Saturday's game against the Twins, the team announced.

Kazmir had been dealing with a triceps injury. He is 5-5 with a 2.49 ERA in 17 starts this season.


Athletics SP Scott Kazmir will make start after All-Star break


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/12/2015) Athletics starting pitcher Scott Kazmir will make the second start in the team's rotation after the All-Star break, per SFgate.com.

Kazmir has been out with a triceps injury


Athletics SP Scott Kazmir continues to play catch


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/11/2015) Athletics starting pitcher Scott Kazmir continued his rehab process by playing catch again on Saturday, according to the Bay Area News Group.

Kazmir, who is dealing with a triceps injury, played catch between 45 to 100 feet.


Athletics SP Scott Kazmir (triceps) plays catch Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2015) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir was able to play catch Thursday much to the surprise of his manager, reports the Bay Area News Group.

Kazmir left Wednesday's start after three innings due to tightness in his left triceps. After the game, Kazmir called the injury minor. With the All-Star break approaching, Kazmir will have at least eight days off between starts.

"He feels pretty good,’" A's manager Bob Melvin said of Kazmir. "He's better than I expected."


Athletics SP Scott Kazmir downplays triceps injury


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Athletics left-hander Scott Kazmir has called the triceps injury that knocked him out of his Wednesday start "super minor," per MLB.com.

He added that he could have made his next start in five days if not for the All-Star break.

Kazmir was pulled after three innings against the host Yankees.


Athletics SP Scott Kazmir removed with triceps tightness


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2015) Left triceps tightness forced Athletics starter Scott Kazmir out of the game after three innings Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Kazmir, who is rumored to be on the trading block, had not allowed an earned run in three innings before going down. He walked one and fanned four. He did yield an RBI double to Didi Gregorius after an error.

The left-hander has surrendered only six earned runs in the last 38 1/3 innings to lower his ERA to 2.49, its lowest point since May 1.


Athletics SP Scott Kazmir tosses eight scoreless innings


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/3/2015) Athletics starting pitcher Scott Kazmir was simply dominant during his outing against the Mariners on Thursday.

Kazmir tossed eight scoreless innings and was in complete control of the game at all times. He struck out seven batters and allowed just two hits while picking up his fifth win of the season.

Kazmir (5-5) has a 2.56 ERA with 92 strikeouts and 33 walks in 98 1/3 innings this season.


A's SP Scott Kazmir suffers fifth loss on Saturday vs. Royals


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Athletics left-hander Scott Kazmir put up a quality start against the Royals on Saturday, but he was left with his fifth loss of the season. Kazmir gave up three runs on seven hits over seven innings, walking one and striking out six on the afternoon. 

Kazmir (4-5) was unable to hold onto a lead in this one, as he was staked to an early 1-0 lead and a 2-1 advantage, but a two-run sixth inning by the Royals led to Kazmir's undoing. 

"You make mistakes and they capitalize on them," Kazmir said, per MLB.com. "That's a good team, and that's what good teams do."

The veteran southpaw hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in a start since May 6, and he owns a fine 2.79 ERA on the season.


A's SP Scott Kazmir shines against former team on Sunday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Athletics left-hander Scott Kazmir turned in a brilliant performance against his former employer, as the A's defeated the Angels 3-2 on Sunday. Kazmir allowed just one run on six hits over 7 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out six, evening his record to 4-4.

Kazmir allowed a leadoff walk in the eighth inning before being lifted for a reliever. Two batters later, Albert Pujols cracked a two-run home run, with one of the runs being charged to Kazmir.

"Probably took a couple innings to settle in, then he pitched as well as we've seen him early in the season the way he was pitching," A's manager Bob Melvin said, per MLB.com. "He mixed his pitches really well today, a few curveballs and changeups to slow them down. Fastball both sides, mixed in some cutters. He was pretty unpredictable today."

This was Kazmir's fourth quality start since the beginning of May, but he still owns a solid 2.70 ERA on the season. He'll make his next start on Saturday at home against the Royals.


A's P Scott Kazmir pulled from game after feeling nauseous


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/16/2015) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir gave up three runs — two earned — in a no-decision during Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Padres. 

Kazmir went five innings but was pulled from the game after feeling nauseated after running the bases to score on a triple hit by Billy Burns. This is why, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, Kazmir came out of the game after five innings. 

Kazmir allowed five hits and one walk while striking out six batters. He now holds an ERA of 2.84 for the season. 

His next start is projected for Sunday against the Angels. 


Athletics SP Scott Kazmir allows just one hit in eight innings


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Athletics starting pitcher Scott Kazmir was masterful in his team's 7-0 win over the Rangers on Thursday.

Kazmir, who picked up his third win of the season, tossed a one-hit gem over eight innings of work, while striking out six batters and not allowing any runs. Kazmir's only flaw during the game was that he issued two walks.

"I was just attacking the strike zone for the most part, keeping them off balance," Kazmir said. "I felt like I was in control out there."

Kazmir (3-4) has a 2.79 ERA with 67 strikeouts and 28 walks in 71 innings this season.


Athletics' Scott Kazmir loses fourth straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2015) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir dropped his fourth straight decision with a loss to Boston on Friday. 

Kazmir hasn't earned a win since April 13. He dropped to 2-4 on Friday, allowing four runs, three earned, on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings. Kazmir walked one and struck out four. 

"I don't actually look at that stuff," Kazmir said of the stat line. "I look at the pitches I made, the hits I gave up. I've just got to be better out there. I will be next time."

Kazmir's next start will be Thursday, against Texas. 


Athletics P Scott Kazmir on track to start Friday


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir will start Friday's game against the Red Sox, according to MLB.com

Kazmir was able to get a throwing session in today and came out of it without any problems. Kazmir felt tightness in his pitching shoulder during his last start, causing some concern. However, an MRI came back clean as there was no structural damage. 

Kazmir has a 2.93 ERA and 57:25 K:BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings this season.