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Kazmir looking to return to major leagues with Giants

Kazmir looking to return to major leagues with Giants

Scott Kazmir hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2016, but he will have a chance to do so this year with the Giants, who have reached a minor league deal with the three-time All-Star team, a source informed him Tuesday. Mark Feinsand of The club has not confirmed the pact, which includes an invitation to the big team camp.

President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi and manager Gabe Kapler are well acquainted with Kazmir, who has a 4.01 career ERA over 12 seasons with the Rays, Angels, Indians, Athletics, Astros and Dodgers. Zaidi met Kazmir in Oakland and Los Angeles, while Kapler was teammate of the mounter in Tampa Bay.

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Kazmir, 37, was released by Atlanta in March 2018, but managed to stay in organized baseball and had four appearances for the Eastern Reyes del Tigre in the independent league after Constellation Energy last year. He hit 92-93 mph on the fastball in his most recent bullpen sessions, according to a report by ESPN’s Buster Onley.

It’s unclear if the Giants plan to use Kazmir as a starter or reliever in camp, but they don’t appear to have an open spot in the rotation, which features Kevin Gausman, Johnny Cueto, Anthony DeSclafani, Alex Wood and Aaron Sánchez. . (GG) (MLB in Spanish)

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