Scott Kazmir Blends Seamlessly With Dodgers’ Philosophy
Scott Kazmir Blends Seamlessly With Dodgers’ Philosophy
John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

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The Los Angeles Dodgers at last signed a free agent that should move the needle a bit as left-handed starter Scott Kazmir agreed to a three-year, $48 million contract.

This shores up the rotation’s depth after Zack Greinke went to Arizona for beaucoup dollars and the Dodgers’ deal with Hisashi Iwakuma fell through after a failed physical.

Kazmir, who turns 32 on Jan. 24, 2016, is coming off an up-and-down season spent with the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros.

For the A’s, he posted a 2.38 ERA in 18 starts before being sent to Houston for a pair of prospects.

Going to the Astros was a homecoming for the Houston native, but it didn’t end well. Kazmir went on to surrender a 4.17 ERA in his final 13 starts, while posting a 5.19 FIP over 13 starts.

He’s also someone who didn’t pitch in 2012. He was coming off the worst season of his career with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 2010 and made just one start in 2011 before being released.

However, Kazmir worked his way back with the Cleveland Indians in 2013 and has posted fWARs of 2.7, 3.4 and 2.4 over the past three years. In 2014 and 2015, he was tougher on righties than he was on lefties.

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