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SCOTT KAZMIR RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kazmir, Quintana both strong; A's beat White Sox 10-4

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Left-handers Scott Kazmir of Oakland and Jose Quintana of Chicago tuned up for the regular season with strong starts on Saturday, and the Athletics beat the White Sox 10-4. Kazmir threw 81 pitches, pitching two-hit ball for 5 1-3 scoreless innings. He walked two and struck out four. Quintana gave up six hits and two runs, one unearned, in six innings. He struck...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kazmir sharp in A's win over Padres

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Scott Kazmir pitched four scoreless innings, Ben Zobrist hit a three-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat a San Diego Padres split squad 13-2 on Tuesday. Odrisamer Despaigne, competing for a spot in the Padres' starting rotation, allowed two runs on six hits over four innings. He struck out two and did not walk a batter. Kazmir was sharp, allowing only a hit...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito, Scott Kazmir, and Magical Velocity Gains

Navigate to Ron Wolforth’s website and you’ll immediately see this. Normally I’m hesitant to engage with places that approach me like I’m watching the pitching equivalent of QVC at 4 a.m., but Ron Wolforth has the track record to make bold statements: he’s worked with Trevor Bauer since the first round pick was 14 years […]
Via Fangraphs
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is attempting a comeback with the Athletics

On Monday afternoon, long-time Oakland Athletics first baseman Jason Giambi retired. On Monday night, long-time Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Barry Zito rejoined the club on a minor league deal. Blast from the past: Barry Zito is going to sign a minor-league deal with the #Athletics and come to spring camp. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) February 17, 2015   The...
Via The Outside Corner
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

After Samardzija's impressive debut, A's hot rotation ready for the Bay Bridge Series (Week 15 preview: Athletics/Giants)

Week 15 Preview: San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland Athletics The battle of the Bay area resumes with San Francisco crossing the Bay Bridge and taking the quick trip to Oakland to take on the Athletics in the first two games with Oakland returning the favor on Wednesday in a unique scheduling twist that has become the norm in this series. The Athletics come in fresh off a four game...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir ejected in second inning after arguing with umpire

CLEVELAND -- Scott Kazmir's return to Cleveland was a short one as he was ejected during the second inning of Saturday's game. The Oakland left-hander was tossed after issuing a walk to Jesus Aguilar with one out in the second. Before getting ejected, Kazmir appeared to say to home-plate umpire Jerry Layne "why are you messing with me?" At that point, Layne tossed him. Kazmir had...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Kazmir's near flawless A's debut reminds Indians what they're missing

OAKLAND -- Scott Kazmir still has plenty of friends in the Indians' clubhouse. They just wish Kazmir didn't have success against him. After going six-plus innings in only six of his 29 starts with the Tribe last year, Kazmir pitched 7 1/3 inning of scoreless ball in his Oakland debut as the Athletics defeated the Indians 6-1 in the afternoon portion of Wednesday's day/night doubleheader...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians face old friend Scott Kazmir in Oakland

The Cleveland Indians took part in a bit of history and helped the Oakland Athletics create some of their own in the season opener. The Indians will now try to beat an old friend Tuesday night, while the A's attempt to avoid another 0-2 start when they send Scott Kazmir to the mound. Cleveland handed Oakland a major league-record 10th straight opening-day loss Monday, scoring twice...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Newcomer Kazmir a veteran presence on Athletics

Scott Kazmir is walking into a different situation with the Oakland Athletics and a most different role. At 30, he finds himself as a veteran presence on a team full of young talent. Kazmir signed a two-year, $22 million contract with the A's as a free agent. ''It's the first time that I've ever been probably four or five years older than everyone on the starting staff,'' he said...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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