Athletics still pursuing Scott Kazmir
Joe Stichlich of CSN Bay Area is reporting that the Athletics are still pursuing free agent starter Scott Kazmir. The club has already added Rich Hill this offseason and also brought aboard reclamation project Henderson Alvarez. The Dodgers, Royals, Orioles, and Astros have also been reported to have interest in the lefty.
Kazmir started the 2015 season with the A’s but was traded to the Astros on July 23 in exchange for minor leaguers Daniel Mengden and Jacob Nottingham. In 183 combined innings between the two teams, Kazmir finished with a career-low 3.10 ERA and a 155/59 K/BB ratio.
Kazmir, who turns 32 years old in January, has reinvented himself in the last few years after spending the 2012 season in the independent league with the Sugar Land Skeeters. He is believed to be pursuing a four-year deal. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reported on Friday that Kazmir already has multiple three-year offers in hand.