Kazmar was outrighted to Triple-A Gwinnett on Monday. Kazmar was sent down by Atlanta on Saturday, and he'll now be removed from the 40-man roster. The 36-year-old has appeared in just two major-league games to begin the season and has gone 0-for-2 at the plate.
Kazmar was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday. Kazmar has spent a pair of brief stints on the big-league roster, but he has gotten into just three games, all off the bench, going 0-for-2 at the plate. He could continue to bounce on and off the roster throughout the season whenever the team needs an extra infielder. It's difficult to see a path to a regular role for the veteran.
Kazmar was optioned to the alternate training site Saturday. Kazmar spent the last week on the major-league roster but went hitless in his lone at-bat. He'll now head back to alternate camp after Drew Smyly (forearm) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of his scheduled start Saturday.
Kazmar's contract was selected by Atlanta on Saturday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports. Kazmar hasn't appeared in the big leagues since he played 19 games with the Padres in 2008, but he's played at the Triple-A level in the past 12 seasons. The 36-year-old will join Atlanta's major-league roster as depth in the middle infield since Ozzie Albies (calf) is feeling sore after being hit by a pitch Saturday. Kazmar's time with the big-league club could be short-lived, but he'll be in line to make his first major-league appearance since 2008.
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