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  1. Scott Kazmir wins his first game since 2010

    May 4, 2013, 8:15 PM EDT

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    Indians starter Scott Kazmir held the Twins to two runs over six innings, striking out seven and walking one en route to his first victory since September 19, 2010. The lefty had allowed eight runs in 8.1 innings across two starts entering this afternoon’s game, but behind a fastball that averaged 92 MPH and maxed…

  2. Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

    Apr 21, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT

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    Scott Kazmir allowed six earned runs over 3 1/3 innings in his first big league start since 2011, but the Indians enjoyed a massive day at the plate in routing the Astros 19-6 Saturday night in Houston. The Tribe combined for 22 hits — seven of which were doubles and three of which were home…

  3. Indians’ Carlos Carrasco returns from suspension, gets ejected

    Apr 9, 2013, 8:43 PM EDT

    Kevin Youkilis

    Carlos Carrasco opened the 2013 season serving a six-game suspension he received for intentionally drilling Kansas City’s Billy Butler in 2011. Now he could well be looking at another one after seemingly intentionally drilling Kevin Youkilis following a Robinson Cano homer in the fourth inning Tuesday. Immediately after Cano drove a ball out to left…

  4. Indians place Scott Kazmir on DL, call up Trevor Bauer

    Apr 4, 2013, 5:24 PM EDT

    Trevor Bauer

    Scott Kazmir‘s comeback is on hold because of an abdominal strain that has him headed to the disabled list and the Indians announced that top prospect Trevor Bauer will be called up from Triple-A to take his place in the rotation Saturday. Bauer was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2011 draft, almost immediately…

  5. Trevor Bauer could start on Saturday for the Indians

    Apr 4, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

    Trevor Bauer

    Scott Kazmir was supposed to start on Saturday for the Indians, but an abdominal strain has thrown that in serious doubt.  A possible solution? Go with the kid: Potentially Bauer for Indians Saturday. RT @clbclippers: RT @scott_leo: rotation to begin season: Martinez, Kluber, Matsuzaka, Nieve, Huff. — Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April 4, 2013 That, as…

  6. Scott Kazmir scratched from first turn in Indians’ rotation

    Apr 3, 2013, 6:32 PM EDT

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    Scott Kazmir was the story of the spring, earning a spot in the Indians’ starting rotation after posting a 3.46 ERA and 13/1 K/BB ratio in 13 Cactus League innings. But this comeback tale is now on hold. Kazmir suffered a strained abdomen Monday during a team workout. He was able to make it through…

  7. Scott Kazmir named Indians’ fifth starter, Jason Giambi makes the team

    Mar 25, 2013, 5:41 PM EDT

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    Jordan Bastian of MLB.com breaks the news of two Indians moves which many have been waiting for: LHP Scott Kazmir is 5th starter, but won’t be added to roster until April 6. Carrasco on roster 1st six days to serve leftover suspension. — Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 25, 2013 Giambi had contract purchased, but placed…

  8. Indians release Daisuke Matsuzaka

    Mar 24, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Indians' Daisuke Matsuzaka pitches three innings against the Giants during their MLB Cactus League spring training baseball game in Scottsdale

    Former Red Sox star pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka has been released from the Cleveland Indians, per the team’s official Twitter. Matsuzaka battled a litany of injuries throughout his career: a shoulder strain in 2008 and ’09, a neck strain and a forearm strain in 2010, Tommy John surgery in 2011, recovery from the surgery in 2012,…

  9. Indians send top prospect Trevor Bauer to Triple-A

    Mar 21, 2013, 12:48 PM EDT

    Trevor Bauer

    No big surprise, but the Indians have sent top prospect Trevor Bauer to Triple-A after he was in the mix for the final rotation spot. Cleveland previously reassigned Daisuke Matsuzaka to minor-league camp, taking him out of the rotation mix, but fellow reclamation projection Scott Kazmir remains in the running along with Carlos Carrasco. Bauer…

  10. Indians tell Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps they won’t make Opening Day roster

    Mar 18, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Daisuke Matsuzaka and Matt Capps are among the players in Indians camp on minor-league deals, but this morning the team told both pitchers they won’t be making the Opening Day roster. According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com the Indians are hoping both veterans accept assignments to the minors, which would come with $100,000 bonuses and…

  11. Scott Kazmir appears to be the front-runner for Cleveland’s fifth starter spot

    Mar 15, 2013, 8:50 AM EDT

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    I noted the general enthusiasm surrounding Scott Kazmir when I was at Indians camp last week. Now a guy who is at Indians camp every day notes that this enthusiasm has grown to the point where, in his view, the fifth starter’s spot on the Tribe is Kazmir’s to lose. Sheldon Ocker of the Akron…

  12. 2013 Preview: Cleveland Indians

    Mar 14, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Today: the Cleveland Indians. The Big Question: Can the Indians be a quick fix? After following up an 80-82 season in 2011…

  13. Scott Kazmir continues to impress

    Mar 11, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir AP

    Scott Kazmir‘s comeback attempt with the Indians has been one of the most interesting stories to follow so far this spring and he continued to impress this afternoon against the Angels. Kazmir allowed three hits and a walk over four scoreless innings against his former club while striking out four. Between Cactus League action and…

  14. Ten Things I learned from my trip to Spring Training

    Mar 11, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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    Today is my first day back at work in the fortified compound and I’m just now starting to feel back in the swing of things. It’s a good time, then, to look back at my ten days in the desert and talk about some of the things that stuck out, for better, for worse, for…

  15. A pleasant day at Goodyear

    Mar 6, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT

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    It’s been a nice day so far at Goodyear. After talking to Nick Swisher, Jason Giambi, Terry Francona and after watching and pretending to scout Scott Kazmir, I feel like it’s a good time to stop being a reporter and mostly just gawk. So I’m gawking. Bad news about Goodyear Park? The press box is…

  16. Scott Kazmir throws for scouts, looks pretty good

    Mar 6, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir pitching

    Scott Kazmir threw a B game this morning here in Goodyear. On hand were scouts from multiple teams including the Rangers, Cubs, Brewers and Padres. Terry Francona and multiple Indians officials came out to the back field to watch as well. The results: with the GIGANTIC caveat that I’m no scout, I’d say he looked…

  17. Terry Francona says Scott Kazmir “has looked so good it’s scary”

    Feb 22, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    Scott Kazmir hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2011, hasn’t pitched well in the majors since 2008, and spent last season posting a 5.34 ERA in an independent league for a team called the Sugar Land Skeeters. He’s attempting a comeback this year, signing a minor-league contract with the Indians in December, and if manager…

  18. Indians add Scott Kazmir on minor league deal

    Dec 21, 2012, 6:36 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    The bidding war wasn’t enough to get Scott Kazmir a major league contract, but there was considerable interest in the left-hander after a fine month in Puerto Rico and the Indians signed him to a minor league deal on Friday, according to The Plain Dealer’s Paul Hoynes Kazmir was 0-2 with a 4.37 ERA for…

  19. Red Sox to interview Rick Peterson for pitching coach job

    Oct 26, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT

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    The Red Sox have had mixed results with former A’s coaches of late. On the one hand, there’s Terry Francona and his two World Series titles. On the other hand, there’s Curt Young, who washed out in one year with the team and went right back to his old job as Oakland’s pitching coach this…

  20. Matt Harvey finishes strong, joins elite company before being shut down by Mets

    Sep 20, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    Matt Harvey‘s final start of the season was delayed one day by a rain and the Mets rookie tossed seven innings of one-run, one-hit ball against the Phillies last night before being shut down to limit his workload. Harvey finishes with a 2.73 ERA, .200 opponents’ batting average, and 70/26 K/BB ratio in 59 innings,…

  21. Scott Kazmir’s independent league comeback isn’t pretty

    Aug 20, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

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    All you need to know about how poorly Scott Kazmir‘s time with the independent league Sugar Land Skeeters is going can be found in the first sentence of this game recap on the team’s official website: Eight walks sounds bad, but there are plenty of positives to be found in Scott Kazmir’s last start. When…

  22. Angels to keep struggling Ervin Santana on “out count”

    Jul 23, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    Ervin Santana

    Ervin Santana‘s brutal season continued Saturday, as he failed to make it out of the second inning against the Rangers while serving up three homers and allowing six runs. Santana is now 4-10 with a 6.00 ERA and 23 homers allowed in 111 innings and the Angels are 5-14 when he starts compared to 47-30…

  23. Scott Kazmir’s story keeps getting sadder

    Jul 17, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT

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    In the span of four season Scott Kazmir went from 24-year-old All-Star to being out of the big leagues and now pitching for the independent league Sugarland Skeeters. And as Sam Miller of Baseball Prospectus notes, Kazmir can’t even get those hitters out. Yesterday he lasted just one inning, coughing up six runs on six…

  24. Scott Kazmir is playing for the Sugarland Skeeters now

    Jun 19, 2012, 5:27 PM EDT

    Scott Kazmir

    Here’s how far Scott Kazmir‘s star has fallen: Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the two-time All-Star–who’s still just 29 years old–has agreed to a deal with the independent league Sugarland Skeeters. Apparently they play in Houston, which is where Kazmir is from. Kazmir was released by the Angels in June of last year and…

  25. Former Mets GM Jim Duquette is donating a kidney to his daughter

    May 31, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

    Jim Duquette

    Jim Duquette once gave Scott Kazmir to the Rays for Victor Zambrano. But now he’s giving up something even more valuable, and this time not one damn person is going to criticize him for it: Former Mets GM Jim Duquette, who now contributes part time to Mets radio broadcasts, will donate a kidney to his daughter Lindsey in…

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