With Greinke no longer in the picture, the Dodgers eventually settled on Kazmir as one of the replacements for the right-hander. Kazmir
was signed to a three-year, $48 million contract, with the deal including an opt out after the 2016 season.
Kazmir went a combined 7-11 with a 3.10 ERA in 31 starts (183 innings) with the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros. This season marks the first Kazmir will spend in the National League.
He went through somewhat of a rough Spring Training this year, though Kazmir appeared to get on track over the last few weeks. The 11-year veteran is a lifetime 98-90 with a 3.96 ERA, 3.97 FIP and 1.347 WHIP.
Although Kazmir isn’t expected to offset the loss of Greinke, he does follow Clayton Kershaw in the rotation.
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