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The Houston Astros have solidified their rotation by trading for Oakland Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir. The Astros did not give up their top prospects in order to receive Kazmir, trading away RHP Daniel Mengden and catcher Arnold Leon, good players, but not cornerstone pieces. Houston is neck-and-neck with the Angels in the AL West with 60 games to go. Kazmir provides a solid veteran presence in the clubhouse and is having a great season with 2.38 ERA in 18 starts.

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
2004 20 TBD AL 2 3 .400 5.67 8 7 0 0 33.1 33 22 21 4 21 41 1.620
2005 21 TBD AL 10 9 .526 3.77 32 32 0 0 186.0 172 90 78 12 100 174 1.462
2006 ★ 22 TBD AL 10 8 .556 3.24 24 24 0 1 144.2 132 59 52 15 52 163 1.272
2007 23 TBD AL 13 9 .591 3.48 34 34 0 0 206.2 196 91 80 18 89 239 1.379
2008 ★ 24 TBR AL 12 8 .600 3.49 27 27 0 0 152.1 123 61 59 23 70 166 1.267
2009 25 TOT AL 10 9 .526 4.89 26 26 0 0 147.1 149 85 80 16 60 117 1.419
2009 25 TBR AL 8 7 .533 5.92 20 20 0 0 111.0 121 77 73 15 50 91 1.541
2009 25 LAA AL 2 2 .500 1.73 6 6 0 0 36.1 28 8 7 1 10 26 1.046
2010 26 LAA AL 9 15 .375 5.94 28 28 0 0 150.0 158 103 99 25 79 93 1.580
2011 27 LAA AL 0 0 27.00 1 1 0 0 1.2 5 5 5 1 2 0 4.200
2013 29 CLE AL 10 9 .526 4.04 29 29 0 0 158.0 162 76 71 19 47 162 1.323
2014 ★ 30 OAK AL 15 9 .625 3.55 32 32 0 2 190.1 171 81 75 16 50 164 1.161
2015 31 OAK AL 5 5 .500 2.38 18 18 0 0 109.2 84 35 29 7 35 101 1.085
11 Yrs 96 84 .533 3.95 259 258 0 3 1480.0 1385 708 649 156 605 1420 1.345
162 Game Avg. 13 11 .533 3.95 34 34 0 0 195 182 93 85 21 80 187 1.345
TBR (6 yrs) 55 44 .556 3.92 145 144 0 1 834.0 777 400 363 87 382 874 1.390
LAA (3 yrs) 11 17 .393 5.31 35 35 0 0 188.0 191 116 111 27 91 119 1.500
OAK (2 yrs) 20 14 .588 3.12 50 50 0 2 300.0 255 116 104 23 85 265 1.133
CLE (1 yr) 10 9 .526 4.04 29 29 0 0 158.0 162 76 71 19 47 162 1.323
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 7/23/2015.

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