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Scott Kazmir to remain in Angels' rotation despite early-season struggles

May 12, 2010, 7:14 PM EDT

kazmir staring.jpgAngels left-hander Scott Kazmir has been nothing short of disappointing through six starts this season, with a 2-3 record, 6.82 ERA and 1.78 WHIP.  On Wednesday, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Angels manager Mike Scioscia decided to reevaluate his spot in the starting rotation with an hour-long closed door meeting.

“We just wanted to get an understanding of where he felt he was, what
adjustments need to be made and whether he needed some time to make
those adjustments,” Scioscia said. “He doesn’t think so, and [pitching coach Mike Butcher]
doesn’t think so, so he will make his next start Monday in Texas.”

In other words, Kazmir needs to be better the next time he takes the mound, or the Angels will have to move in another direction.  The southpaw could be demoted to Triple-A to work on his craft or moved to the bullpen Carlos Zambrano-style.  Either way, something has to be done.  The Angels are just 15-20 this season and are quickly losing ground to the Rangers in the AL West standings.

  1. JBerardi - May 12, 2010 at 7:57 PM

    Scott Kazmire has been trying to do this starter thing in the majors since 2005, and he’s managed 200 innings pitched just once (’07). I think it’s time he moved to the bullpen.

  2. gino38 - May 12, 2010 at 11:05 PM

    they should send mike[you got tobe kidding]scioscia to the minors and take the elephant man in left field with him. the angel lead the league on call third strikes. is that why they are getting paid big bucks……time to get a new manager and get after them///////

  3. bballman123 - Jun 5, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Are you serious scioscia has been repeatedly called the best coach in the mlb by many professionals and other people. Are you an idiot, or crazy?

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