Scott Kazmir SP OAK 3 days ago

Kazmir took the loss Saturday, allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk over seven innings, striking out six.

He's recovered nicely from some stumbles in May, posting a 2.53 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 28:8 K:BB ratio in 32 June innings. Kazmir will next toe the rubber on Thursday, at home against the Mariners.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 week ago

Kazmir allowed one run on six hits and three walks while striking out six over 7.1 innings in a 3-2 victory over the Angels on Sunday.

Coming into the game, Kazmir had posted a 7.56 ERA in seven career starts against the Halos, but the 31-year-old lefty was effective through seven-plus innings Sunday, throwing a season-high 112 pitches en route to the win. Kazmir allowed runners to reach base in every inning except the second but successfully worked around them, inducing double plays in the fifth and sixth innings. The only run against Kazmir was scored after he exited the game, as Tyler Clippard gave up a homer to Albert Pujols and allowed the inherited run to score. Kazmir has been impressive in his second season with the A's and will look to improve upon his career-best 2.70 ERA against the Royals on Saturday.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 2 weeks ago

Kazmir allowed two earned runs with six strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision on Tuesday.

Kazmir left the game after only 81 pitches because of a stomach ailment than was made worse after he had to go first to home on a Billy Burns triple. He left the game with a 5-3 lead, but the A's bullpen blew yet another late game lead. Kazmir is next scheduled to take the mound on Sunday against the Angels.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 3 weeks ago

Kazmir (3-4) allowed only a single and two walks while striking out six over eight shutout innings in Thursday's 7-0 rout of the Rangers.

Quite the turnaround from his last outing, in which he was unable to make it out of the fifth inning. Kazmir's been putting more men on base than usual this year, but the veteran lefty was nearly untouchable in this one, and he'll look to carry that momentum forward Tuesday against the Padres in San Diego.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 4 weeks ago

Kazmir allowed four runs (three earned) on nine hits, walking one and striking out four over 4.2 innings of a 4-2 loss to Boston on Friday night.

Kazmir (2-4, 3.14 ERA) returned to the mound for the first time since leaving a start with shoulder discomfort after just three innings on May 27. He threw only 77 pitches (51 for strikes) in this one, but shoulder woes are always unpredictable so the lackluster performance could have been influenced by a lingering injury. Check his status over the next few days to make sure he came out of this start with a clean bill of health.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 month ago

Kazmir (shoulder) will start Friday's game in Boston, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

Kazmir threw a painless bullpen session Sunday, then said after Tuesday's session that he's feeling great. He was previously on track to start Saturday but will apparently be moved up to Friday, facing Boston's Wade Miley.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 month ago

Kazmir (shoulder) threw a 30 pitch bullpen session without pain Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Kazmir is considered day-to-day at this point, but it doesn't sound as though the issue will cost him a stint on the disabled list. Assuming no setbacks occur, a return to the rotation seems plausible at some point this week.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 month ago

Kazmir (shoulder) will start throwing again Saturday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

He says he was confident all along that the shoulder injury was not serious and was just muscle tightness, and the MRI results Thursday supported that notion. Kazmir should still miss Tuesday's start but he could be back for next Sunday's outing in Boston.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 month ago

Kazmir (shoulder) may only miss one start, as an MRI did not reveal any structural damage, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

After exiting Wednesday's outing against the Tigers due to shoulder soreness, Kazmir will miss Tuesday's scheduled rematch in Detroit, but he may still avoid the disabled list. His following start lines up for next Sunday in Boston.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 month ago

Kazmir (shoulder) underwent an MRI Wednesday, but his status did not become any clearer, Joe Stiglich of CSN Bay Area reports.

Kazmir left Wednesday's game against the Tigers in the third inning with left shoulder tightness. More information should be known on Thursday, but his status for his next start remains uncertain.