Scott Kazmir

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      Giants' Scott Kazmir: Looks set for Triple-A

      Scott Kazmir gave up five runs over 3.2 innings in Saturday's spring training loss to Seattle. He has a 9.35 ERA this spring and looks set to begin the season at Triple-A, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.The 36-year-old lefty hasn't appeared in the majors since 2016 and has been out of affiliated ball entirely the past two seasons, so he'll likely need to get his career back on track in Triple-A for a few weeks before the San Francisco Giants consider calling him up.

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      Giants' Scott Kazmir: Earns camp invite from Giants

      Scott Kazmir signed with the San Francisco Giants as a non-roster invitee Tuesday, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.Kazmir's last big-league pitch came back in 2016, when he posted a 4.56 ERA in 26 starts for the Dodgers. His fastball touched 93 mph in a recent bullpen session, above where it sat for the bulk of his career, which evidently convinced the Giants to take a chance on the 37-year-old lefty. The team probably doesn't anticipate him becoming a key piece of the pitching staff, but there's a chance he could at least win a bullpen role.

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      Scott Kazmir: Pursuing comeback

      Scott Kazmir will throw for multiple teams this week as he pursues a big-league comeback, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.The 36-year-old lefty hasn't appeared in the majors since 2016 and has been out of affiliated ball entirely the past two seasons. Per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Kazmir said in January that his fastball clocked at just over 90 miles per hour during his workouts, which is roughly on par with the velocity he sported during his most recent MLB action. If Kazmir proves he still has something left in the tank during his throwing sessions, he could receive a minor-league deal from an organization.

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      Scott Kazmir: Released by Atlanta

      Scott Kazmir (arm) was released by the Braves on Saturday.How quickly things can change in Major League Baseball. Earlier Saturday, Kazmir was seen as the likely fifth starter for the Braves to begin 2018, but he left his Grapefruit League start with arm fatigue and it turns out that issue will end his bid for a rotation spot along with his tenure with Atlanta. This effectively cements Anibal Sanchez into the rotation, while Kazmir's future in the big leagues appears murky.

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      Braves' Scott Kazmir: Leaves game with arm fatigue

      Scott Kazmir left Saturday's game with arm fatigue, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.The Atlanta Braves' medical staff will give Kazmir a long look-over before the team decides on a course of action. This comes at a poor time for Kazmir, as he seemed in line to open the year in Atlanta's rotation with Luiz Gohara (ankle) sidelined. Now it seems likely that Anibal Sanchez will get the nod the first time the Braves need a fifth starter. Kazmir missed all of last season with a hip injury.

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      Braves' Scott Kazmir: Short-term fifth starter role likely

      Scott Kazmir is expected to make the big-league club as a long reliever and then take the ball when the Atlanta Braves first use a fifth starter either April 8 or April 10, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.The Braves could use a fifth starter April 8 if they want to give Julio Teheran an extra day of rest between his second and third starts while keeping the rest of the rotation in order. They could also hold off until April 10 if they really want to minimize Kazmir's usage in that role. Luiz Gohara (groin) is expected to join the rotation in early May, at which point Kazmir would likely move to a full-time long-relief role. The 34-year-old southpaw hasn't impressed in spring training, sitting at 86-88 mph with his fastball while logging a 4.66 ERA and .303 batting average against in four starts. The Braves owe him $16 million, so they will give him every opportunity to prove himself useful.

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      Braves' Scott Kazmir: Back on mound Monday

      Scott Kazmir (jaw) will follow Julio Teheran on the mound in Tuesday's game against the Blue Jays, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.Kazmir was scratched from his scheduled start Sunday with a jaw contusion. The injury is apparently not a serious one as he is already back on the hill. The veteran lefty is battling Anibal Sanchez, Matt Wisler, Lucas Sims and Aaron Blair for the final spot in the Atlanta Braves' rotation.

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      Braves' Scott Kazmir: Scratched Sunday with jaw contusion

      Scott Kazmir was scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League start Sunday against the Astros due to a left jaw contusion.Anibal Sanchez will take the hill in Kazmir's stead. The injury doesn't sound like a serious one for Kazmir, but it's poor timing nonetheless for a pitcher who will need to make the most of his subsequent opportunities this spring to secure a spot in the Opening Day rotation. Kazmir is battling Sanchez, Matt Wisler, Lucas Sims and Aaron Blair for the lone opening in the rotation after Sean Newcomb officially sewed up a spot Saturday.

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      Braves' Scott Kazmir: Scuffles in Tuesday's outing

      Scott Kazmir gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits and two walks over 3.2 innings while striking out one in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays.The veteran lefty is in the running to fill the rotation hole created by Luiz Gohara's ankle injury, but at some point Kazmir will need to produce in order to win the job. His 4:6 K:BB through 9.2 spring innings won't get it done. He should be in line for another couple of starts in camp before Opening Day, but if he can't get some outs, someone like Matt Wisler or Max Fried could deny Kazmir a spot on the 25-man roster entirely.

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      Braves' Scott Kazmir: Could be favorite for fifth starter spot

      Scott Kazmir may be the Atlanta Braves' top option to fill the fifth starter role until Luiz Gohara (ankle) is back on the mound, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.The journeyman lefty is battling Matt Wisler for the job, but Wisler's poor outing against the Tigers on Sunday may have pushed Kazmir into the lead. Kazmir's had his own struggles this spring, though, posting a 3:4 K:BB through his first six innings and having trouble finding the usual velocity on his fastball, and even if he does break camp in the rotation it will be purely a short-term assignment. Consider the 34-year-old nothing more than an endgame lottery ticket in NL-only formats.