After almost two years away from the big leagues, Scott Kazmir signed a minor-league contract with the Indians in December. A year after pitching for Texas’ Sugar Land Skeeters, Kazmir finished 10-9 for the Indians with a 4.04 ERA and 162 strikeouts over 158 innings.
Kazmir will be a free agent soon and bidding for more attention on the market this time. His agent and the Indians were in preliminary contract discussions before the team had 10 consecutive victories to finish off the season. The left-hander will only turn 30 next January, so he could be able to get a multi-year deal. Kazmir said talks have been put on hold for the playoffs. “I would love to [re-sign with Cleveland],” said Kazmir, who has 21 strikeouts in 13 combined innings of his last two starts. “The staff, all the way up the organization, makes this a first-class organization. The teammates I have, it’s just great chemistry. I love coming to the park. I would love to come back, for sure.”
Kazmir admitted one of the main reasons he’d like to return is the opportunity the Indians gave him.
“Last year, when I couldn’t get much attention from any other teams, this was the team that stepped up and gave me a chance,” he said
Although Kazmir’s old team Tampa BayRays had the victory over the Indians 4-0 in the AL wild card game and he didn’t pitch against them, he seems to be having his best season yet. We are rooting for him over here at learn from the best and cant wait to see whats next in his MLB career.