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Scott Kazmir has signed a minor-league deal with the San Francisco Giants, with an invitation to big-league camp.
Kazmir held a bullpen recently and reached 92-93 mph in the session. He last pitched in the major leagues in 2016 with the Dodgers, logging 136.1 innings. The Giants are evidently taking a flyer on Kazmir as a reclamation project.
Scott Kazmir allowed three hits (one home run), three earned runs, walked five, and struck out one in three innings Sunday against the Texas Rangers. 33-of-66 pitches were thrown for strikes.
The good was that Kazmir was healthy enough to pitch again. The bad was...everything else. As of now, it looks like Kazmir is on the outside looking in for a starting rotation spot.
Scott Kazmir received good news on Tuesday when the MRI on his hip came back negative.
Kazmir is slated to be the fourth starter in the Dodgers rotation. He is only an option in the deepest of leagues.
Scott Kazmir left Monday's game against the Colorado Rockies after experiencing soreness in his left hip. Before exiting, he allowed one hit and struck out one in one inning of work. 10-of-14 pitches were thrown for strikes.
Kazmir is slated to be the Dodgers' number four starting pitcher in the rotation. He does have an injury history: elbow (2008), elbow and leg (2009), hamstring and shoulder (2010), and spine (2016). To be fair, he did pitch 183 and 190 innings in 2014 and 2015. ECR has Kazmir as the 105th pitcher and ADP has him being selected as the 104th pitcher off the board. Some possible replacements, if Kazmir is unable to go, would be Brandon McCarthy, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Brock Steward, Ross Stripling, and Alex Wood.
Scott Kazmir allowed one hit, one earned run, walked two, and struck out one in 1 2/3 innings Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants.
Kazmir notched a 4.56 ERA with a 8.85 K/9 and 3.43 BB/9 in 136 1/3 innings last season. The 1.39 HR/9 rate was one of the worst in all of baseball. Kazmir is currently slated to be the fourth pitcher in the Dodgers rotation. ECR and ADP have him as the 108th pitcher.