Scott Kazmir was one of the biggest surprises in baseball last year. He had made his way to the San Francisco Giants nearly five years after his last major league appearance, battling back from injuries once again. Even if he is not the pitcher he once was, Kazmir has been an impressive story of perseverance and determination throughout his career.
Scott Kazmir completed an incredible comeback effort in May, reaching the big leagues for the first time in five years. The veteran bounced on and off the Giants’ roster a couple of times, ultimately making five MLB appearances and starting 12 times with Triple-A Sacramento. Kazmir finished the season on...
I think we would all prefer that Jake enters the game when he can be 100% of himself, whether that be in the next couple of days or at a later date," Kapler said. I don't think we can think about anything other than protecting him and the club by not rushing him and making sure that when he goes out there he's at his best. One NL scout said that he wouldn't have any major concerns about McGee after missing two-plus weeks.
Kazmir's opposing number tomorrow makes for an even more compelling evening: Madison Bumgarner, a four-time All-Star and World Series MVP with San Francisco, will be taking the mound for Arizona. Without question, I think everybody understands the importance of that and obviously respects Bumgarner's history here in San Francisco," Kapler said.
SAN DIEGO — With a one-game lead in the National League West and 11 games left to play, the Giants will turn to a pitcher who has made just two major league starts in the last five years. Giants manager Gabe Kapler announced Tuesday that 37-year-old Scott Kazmir will have...
Scott Kazmir had already been one of the better stories of the 2021 season. He had not appeared in the majors since 2016, but still found his way to the San Francisco Giants in May. While that stint did not go as well as hoped, he was a part of the U.S. Olypmic team’s silver medal performance and had been posting solid numbers in Triple-A.
San Francisco Chronicle
SAN DIEGO - On a night the Giants’ one-step-behind pursuers, the Dodgers, finally lost, San Francisco had a man on the mound whose biggest start in the past five years came at the Tokyo Olympics last month. Silver medalist Scott Kazmir, 37, gave the Giants four strong innings and even...
As every report and rumor suggested they would, the San Francisco Giants selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir on Wednesday, ahead of their game against the San Diego Padres. Kazmir will jump straight into action and take the mound for the second game of the series. To make...
The Giants are planning to bring southpaw Scott Kazmir back to start Wednesday night’s game against the Padres, manager Gabe Kapler told reporters (including Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle). Kazmir is not on the 40-man roster, but San Francisco opened a spot by passing reliever Reyes Moronta through outright waivers Tuesday afternoon.
Manager Gabe Kapler said Thursday that Kazmir is a "strong consideration" to make another start, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Kazmir made his first major-league appearance since June 4 during Wednesday's game against the Padres, and he allowed an unearned run on four hits and three walks while striking out three in four innings. He didn't factor into the decision but has a chance to remain in the rotation for the final week of the regular season. However, Kapler said that the Giants likely won't make a decision on whether Kazmir makes another start until after Monday's off day.
Kazmir allowed one run (zero earned) on four hits and three walks while striking out three over four innings Wednesday against the Padres. He did not factor into the decision. Kazmir made just his third MLB start this season and his first since early July after having his contract selected to face the Padres. He gave the Giants four quality innings but ran into some trouble in the fifth after loading the bases on a pair of walks and a base hit. A run would score on a catcher's interference ruling, ending Kazmir's day at 71 pitches. Camilo Doval came on in relief and did a fantastic job preventing any more damage from occurring with a strikeout and a double play. Johnny Cueto (elbow) is set to begin a rehab assignment Thursday, suggesting his return to the rotation is near. With Cueto set to be activated soon, Kazmir very well could be sent back down to Triple-A for the remainder of the season. The 37-year-old owns a 4.09 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 10L4 K:BB over 11 innings.