Scott Kazmir SP OAK 4 hours ago

Kazmir (calf) will take the hill for the Athletics on Sunday against the Royals.

Kazmir dealt with some mild calf cramping in Monday's start, but it won't prevent him from squaring off against left-hander Danny Duffy. The 31-year-old Kazmir is off to a red-hot start, allowing just one earned run over back-to-back victories, to go along with a sparkling 18:5 K:BB ratio.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 6 days ago

Kazmir dealt with some cramping in his calf during Monday's start against the Astros, although the injury is not believed to be serious, John Hickey of the Oakland Tribune reports.

Kazmir is on tap to pitch against the Royals this weekend and it would be surprising if he missed that start because of the cramping issues stemming from Monday's tilt on the mound. Nevertheless, he'll be monitored over the next few days to make sure there's not a more serious issue at play.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 6 days ago

Kazmir pitched well in a winning effort Monday, holding the Astros to just one run in six innings of work.

The only damage to the lefty was a solo home run from Jose Altuve. Through 13 innings this season, Kazmir is showing that his 2014 was no fluke, allowing just one run and striking out 18. His next start will come against the Royals this weekend.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 week ago

Kazmir indicated that he had no issues on Thursday with the back tightness that affected him during Wednesday's game,

reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

Kazmir seemed to be stretching and favoring one side during the fourth inning of Wednesday night's game. He was visited by the trainers on the mound and went to the locker room to be stretched out between innings. He remained in the game through seven innings and did not appear to have any further issues with the back.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 week ago

Kazmir had a dazzling season debut as he allowed no runs and only one hit while striking out ten and walking two in the A's romp over the Rangers on Wednesday.

The southpaw won 15 games last season, and the remade Kazmir looks to have another promising season in his second year with Oakland. His next start will be against Scott Feldman and the Astros on Monday.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 1 month ago

Kazmir will make his first Cactus League start on Thursday, reports Jane Lee of MLB.com.

After 190.1 innings pitched in 2014, the A's decided to rest Kazmir for the first week of spring games. Kazmir improved upon his 2013 comeback season with a 3.55 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP in 2014 and should be strong again in his second season with the A's in 2015.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 7 months ago

Kazmir held the Rangers to two runs -- one earned -- on four hits over seven innings in a win Friday night.

The victory was his 15th of the season, and it was another outing where he displayed good control (5:0 K:BB). After a very shaky start against the Phillies his last time out, Kazmir took a big step back in the right direction for a potential postseason run, should the A's secure a place in the final days of the regular season.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 7 months ago

Kazmir allowed six runs on 11 hits and a walk while striking out nine in 5.1 innings in the Athletics' 8-6 win over the Phillies on Sunday.

Kazmir has struggled in his last two starts, allowing 12 runs and 20 hits in 9.2 innings. Four of his last six starts has resulted in six or more runs. His ERA, which was 2.53 at the start of August, is now 3.63 after the start. It's not a promising lead-up to the postseason.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 7 months ago

Kazmir lasted only 4.1 innings Tuesday, allowing six runs (four earned) on nine hits and one walk, while striking out three in the loss to the Rangers.

Although he had a solid outing (eight innings of one-run ball in a loss to the White Sox) his last time out on Sept. 11, Kazmir has been more bust than boom of late. In his last five starts -- spanning just 23 innings -- Kazmir has given up 23 runs (21 earned). For the year, Kazmir has a 3.44 ERA and 1.15 WHIP while sporting a 150:49 K:BB over 178 innings. His next start is scheduled for Sunday at home against the Phillies.

Scott Kazmir SP OAK 7 months ago

The A's have shuffled their rotation order so that Kazmir will now start ahead of teammate Jeff Samardzija, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

This allows Kazmir to miss the Angels next week, and if the A's make the playoffs past the Wild Card game, he would start Game 1.