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Scott Kazmir
ERA W-L K
2.38 5-5 101
Team: LA DodgersHt / Wt: 6-0 / 185 NFBC ADP: 209.95
Position: SPBorn: 1/24/1984 Birthplace: Houston, Texas
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Mets (2002)


Latest News
Jan. 4 3:56 PM PT4:56 PM MT5:56 PM CT6:56 PM ET18:56 ET23:56 GMT7:56 4:56 PM MST6:56 PM EST7:26 PM VEN3:56 UAE (+1)5:56 PM CT-Kazmir's $48 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers includes payments through 2021.
Analysis: As part of the agreement finalized Dec. 30, the 31-year-old left-hander received a $5 million signing bonus payable by the next day and salaries of $11 million this year and $16 million in each of the following two years. Los Angeles will defer $8 million of each year's salary without interest, money payable in equal installments each Dec. 15 from 2019-21. Because of the deferred money, Major League Baseball calculates the deal's present-day value at $44,954,652.
Dec. 30 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET17:59 ET22:59 GMT6:59 3:59 PM MST5:59 PM EST6:29 PM VEN2:59 UAE (+1)4:59 PM CT-Kazmir agreed to a three-year, $48 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Analysis: The three-time All-Star was among the top names left on the free-agent market after revitalizing his career over the past three seasons with Cleveland, Oakland and Houston. He ranked fourth in the AL with a 3.10 ERA last year while going 7-11 for the Athletics and the Astros.
Sep. 15 2:04 PM PT3:04 PM MT4:04 PM CT5:04 PM ET17:04 ET21:04 GMT5:04 2:04 PM MST4:04 PM EST4:34 PM VEN1:04 UAE (+1)4:04 PM CT-Kazmir did not get a decision Monday.
Analysis: Kazmir was charged with three runs in seven innings.
Sep. 9 2:59 PM PT3:59 PM MT4:59 PM CT5:59 PM ET17:59 ET21:59 GMT5:59 2:59 PM MST4:59 PM EST5:29 PM VEN1:59 UAE (+1)4:59 PM CT-Kazmir was outpitched by close friend Sonny Gray, and the Athletics spoiled the former Oakland lefty's return to the Coliseum mound with a 4-0 win over the Astros on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Kazmir was tagged for four runs and seven hits in six innings. Kazmir had been back to the Bay Area with Houston but didn't pitch against his old team during that trip in early August. He faced A's for the first time since Aug. 18, 2013, with the Indians.
Aug. 29 3:44 PM PT4:44 PM MT5:44 PM CT6:44 PM ET18:44 ET22:44 GMT6:44 3:44 PM MST5:44 PM EST6:14 PM VEN2:44 UAE (+1)5:44 PM CT-Kazmir allowed three runs in seven innings in a hard-luck loss Friday to Minnesota.
Analysis: Kazmir is just 1-4 in five August starts despite a respectable 3.94 ERA over that stretch. The Astros have given him only eight runs of support in those games.
Aug. 23 11:56 AM PT12:56 PM MT1:56 PM CT2:56 PM ET14:56 ET18:56 GMT2:56 11:56 AM MST1:56 PM EST2:26 PM VEN22:56 UAE1:56 PM CT-Kazmir outdueled Zack Greinke for his first win in five starts, a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday night.
Analysis: Kazmir, 2-3 with a 2.41 ERA in six starts with Houston, gave up six runs in 5 1-3 innings in his previous start, a 9-2 defeat to Tampa Bay on Aug. 17. He had lost in three consecutive outings before Saturday.
Aug. 18 12:37 PM PT1:37 PM MT2:37 PM CT3:37 PM ET15:37 ET19:37 GMT3:37 12:37 PM MST2:37 PM EST3:07 PM VEN23:37 UAE2:37 PM CT-Kazmir was lit up Monday for six runs and nine hits - both matching season highs - over 5 1-3 innings in a 9-2 loss to Tampa Bay.
Analysis: Kazmir, who is now 1-3 with his new club, had posted a 1.04 ERA in his first four starts for Houston before Monday's disaster.
July 31 3:56 PM PT4:56 PM MT5:56 PM CT6:56 PM ET18:56 ET22:56 GMT6:56 3:56 PM MST5:56 PM EST6:26 PM VEN2:56 UAE (+1)5:56 PM CT-Kazmir pitched another gem for the Astros on Thursday, allowing three hits over 7 2-3 innings in a 3-0 win over the Angels.
Analysis: Kazmir hasn't given up a run in 14 2-3 innings in two starts for Houston.
July 23 11:14 AM PT12:14 PM MT1:14 PM CT2:14 PM ET14:14 ET18:14 GMT2:14 11:14 AM MST1:14 PM EST1:44 PM VEN22:14 UAE1:14 PM CT-The Oakland Athletics have begun their expected changes leading up to the trade deadline, sending Kazmir to his hometown Houston Astros for a pair of minor leaguers.
Analysis: He went 5-5 with a 2.38 ERA in 18 starts for Oakland. The lefty had been considered someone the A's might try to swap before the July 31 deadline.
July 8 6:55 PM PT7:55 PM MT8:55 PM CT9:55 PM ET21:55 ET1:55 GMT9:55 6:55 PM MST8:55 PM EST9:25 PM VEN5:55 UAE (+1)8:55 PM CT-Kazmir has been lifted from his start against the New York Yankees after three innings because of triceps tightness.
Analysis: Kazmir allowed an unearned run in the second inning Wednesday night but otherwise had pitched well. He gave up two hits and struck out four, including Alex Rodriguez twice. Kazmir left his start May 27 with shoulder tightness. An MRI showed no damage. He was on a recent roll, going 3-1 with a 1.53 ERA over his last five starts.
July 3 1:32 PM PT2:32 PM MT3:32 PM CT4:32 PM ET16:32 ET20:32 GMT4:32 1:32 PM MST3:32 PM EST4:02 PM VEN0:32 UAE (+1)3:32 PM CT-Kazmir pitched eight sparkling innings as the Oakland Athletics beat the Seattle Mariners 4-0 on Thursday night.
Analysis: Kazmir retired 21 of his first 22 batters, allowing only a one-out double in the fifth. A possible trade deadline target this month, Kazmir struck out seven and hit a batter while improving to 5-0 in seven starts against the AL West this season.
June 28 11:01 AM PT12:01 PM MT1:01 PM CT2:01 PM ET14:01 ET18:01 GMT2:01 11:01 AM MST1:01 PM EST1:31 PM VEN22:01 UAE1:01 PM CT-Kazmir fell to 4-5 on Saturday.
Analysis: Kazmir owned the lowest home ERA in the majors going into the game, but gave up three runs and seven hits in seven innings.
June 22 3:09 PM PT4:09 PM MT5:09 PM CT6:09 PM ET18:09 ET22:09 GMT6:09 3:09 PM MST5:09 PM EST5:39 PM VEN2:09 UAE (+1)5:09 PM CT-Kazmir evened his record at 4-4 on Sunday.
Analysis: Kazmir gave up one run in 7 1-3 innings, lowering his home ERA to 1.27.
June 12 10:20 AM PT11:20 AM MT12:20 PM CT1:20 PM ET13:20 ET17:20 GMT1:20 10:20 AM MST12:20 PM EST12:50 PM VEN21:20 UAE12:20 PM CT-Kazmir allowed one hit in eight innings to end a nine-start winless streak and lead the Oakland Athletics over the Texas Rangers 7-0 Thursday.
Analysis: Kazmir defeated Texas and Houston in his first two starts of the season but had been 0-4 in nine outings since beating the Astros on April 13, although he had a 3.78 ERA in that stretch.
June 6 9:52 AM PT10:52 AM MT11:52 AM CT12:52 PM ET12:52 ET16:52 GMT0:52 9:52 AM MST11:52 AM EST12:22 PM VEN20:52 UAE11:52 AM CT-Kazmir fell to 2-4 on Friday.
Analysis: Kazmir gave up all four runs in 4 2-3 innings.
May 28 10:59 PM PT11:59 PM MT12:59 AM CT1:59 AM ET1:59 ET5:59 GMT13:59 10:59 PM MST12:59 AM EST1:29 AM VEN9:59 UAE12:59 AM CT-Kazmir left his start against Detroit on Wednesday with a shoulder injury.
Analysis: He'll reportedly undergo an MRI, so that should create a time table for a return. For now, he's scheduled to start at Detroit on Tuesday.
Apr. 9 9:43 AM PT10:43 AM MT11:43 AM CT12:43 PM ET12:43 ET16:43 GMT0:43 9:43 AM MST11:43 AM EST12:13 PM VEN20:43 UAE11:43 AM CT-Kazmir allowed one hit over seven innings in a dazzling season debut Wednesday as he notched his 23rd game with 10 or more strikeouts.
Analysis: The left-hander was a 15-game winner last season was checked on by athletic trainer Nick Paparesta and manager Bob Melvin after his back tightened up so beware and monitor the situation with updates from Paparesta and the A's.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2004 TB 2 3 0 - 0 8 7 0 33.1 33 22 21 4 21 0 41 1.62 5.67
2005 TB 10 9 0 - 0 32 32 0 186.0 172 90 78 12 100 3 174 1.46 3.77
2006 TB 10 8 0 - 0 24 24 1 144.2 132 59 52 15 52 3 163 1.27 3.24
2007 TB 13 9 0 - 0 34 34 0 206.2 196 91 80 18 89 1 239 1.38 3.48
2008 TB 12 8 0 - 0 27 27 0 152.1 123 61 59 23 70 2 166 1.27 3.49
2009 TB 8 7 0 - 0 20 20 0 111.0 121 77 73 15 50 0 91 1.54 5.92
2009 LAA 2 2 0 - 0 6 6 0 36.1 28 8 7 1 10 0 26 1.05 1.73
2009 Tot 10 9 0 - 0 26 26 0 147.1 149 85 80 16 60 0 117 1.42 4.89
2010 LAA 9 15 0 - 0 28 28 0 150.0 158 103 99 25 79 2 93 1.58 5.94
2011 LAA 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 1.2 5 5 5 1 2 0 0 4.20 27.00
2013 Cle 10 9 0 - 0 29 29 0 158.0 162 76 71 19 47 1 162 1.32 4.04
2014 Oak 15 9 0 - 0 32 32 2 190.1 171 81 75 16 50 1 164 1.16 3.55
2015 Oak 5 5 0 - 0 18 18 0 109.2 84 35 29 7 35 0 101 1.09 2.38
2015 Hou 2 6 0 - 0 13 13 0 73.1 78 42 34 13 24 0 54 1.39 4.17
2015 Tot 7 11 0 - 0 31 31 0 183.0 162 77 63 20 59 0 155 1.21 3.10
Career 98 90 0 - 0 272 271 3 1553.1 1463 750 683 169 629 13 1474 1.35 3.96

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2005 TB 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2006 TB 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2007 TB 34 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500
2008 TB 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 LAA 28 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Cle 29 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2014 Oak 32 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 Oak 18 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500
2015 Hou 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 Tot 31 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .250 .250 .250
Career 272 26 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 10 0 0 .115 .115 .115

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2008 TB Total 1 1 0 - 0 5 5 0 25.2 26 12 12 4 18 0 22 4.21
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 8 2 2 0 2 0 4 3.38
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 2 2 0 10.1 8 5 5 3 6 0 9 4.35
    WS 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 10.0 10 5 5 1 10 0 9 4.50
2009 LAA Total 0 1 0 - 0 3 2 0 10.2 11 10 9 1 8 0 4 7.59
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 5 5 5 1 3 0 1 7.50
    LCS 0 1 0 - 0 2 1 0 4.2 6 5 4 0 5 0 3 7.71
2015 Hou Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 5 3 3 1 1 0 4 5.06
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.1 5 3 3 1 1 0 4 5.06
Career 1 2 0 - 0 9 8 0 41.2 42 25 24 6 27 0 30 5.18

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 TB Total 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1904 95 85 90.9 57.38
Curveball 140 81 71 76.1 4.22
Slider 222 86 76 78.8 6.69
Changeup 616 82 68 75.5 18.57
Cut Fastball 436 91 83 86.8 13.14

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