CSNBayarea.com reporter Joe Stiglich reports on Sunday the Oakland Athletics are interested in signing a contract current Houston Astros left handed starting pitcher Scott Kazmir.
Kazmir became an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2015 Major League Baseball season. Kazmir has the option of signing a new contract with the Houston Astros or any other team in the Major Leagues that can reach an agreement with the 31 year old pitcher.
Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports issued a report on his Twitter account three days ago the Los Angeles Dodgers are interested in signing the left handed pitcher to a contract before the start of the 2016 baseball season.
Kazmir who is a native of Houston Texas would love to pitch for the Houston Astros next year if they are willing to reach a contractual agreement with him before the start of the next baseball season.
The Athletics who ended the 2015 Major League Baseball season in last place in the American League Western Division standings with a record of 68 wins and 94 losses would love to have Kazmir pitch for their team since they have added former Miami Marlins pitcher Henderson Alvarez and former Boston Red Sox pitcher Rich Hill to their starting pitching staff recently.
It is likely that Kazmir will likely be pitching for a team that will be in contention to make a playoff run next year like the Houston Astros or the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Astros qualified to make the American League playoffs as a second seeded wild card entry. The Astros finished in second place in the American League West Division standings with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses.
The Dodgers finished the 2015 baseball season in first place in the National League West Division standings with a record of 92 wins and 70 losses.
It remains to be seen if Kazmir will be pitching the Astros or another team in the 2016 baseball season.