Athletics finalize two-year contract with Kazmir
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Left-hander Scott Kazmir has finalized his $22 million, two-year contract with the Athletics.
The two-time defending AL West champions
announced the deal Wednesday after Kazmir passed his physical. The
addition of Kazmir fills a key rotation spot with a player familiar with
the division after his stint for the Los Angeles Angels.
That was before the two-time All-Star
was limited to one start in 2011 before going on the disabled list with a
lower back strain. The 29-year-old Kazmir then spent the 2012 season
with independent Sugar Land before bouncing back to go 10-9 with a 4.04
ERA in 29 starts and 158 innings for Cleveland this year.
Kazmir went 9-15 in 2010 for Los Angeles
and A’s general manager Billy Beane recalls his early days among
baseball’s best lefties.