The 36-year-old has already indicated as much. He says he is working into the lower nineties with his fastball and even showed some brief video evidence of his current form. But we won’t really know much about his outlook as a rebound candidate until he has drawn looks from MLB scouts.
It isn’t clear just yet which teams are interested in having a gander at this latest iteration of the twelve-year big-league veteran. Quite a few will no doubt at least consider the possibility.
Kazmir has endured quite a few low points over the years but has had his share of peaks as well. He’s a 4.01 ERA pitcher over 1,689 2/3 career frames. And he was even better than that in his second stretch in the majors. From 2013-16, Kazmir logged 667 2/3 frames of 3.75 ERA ball with 8.3 K/9 and 2.8 BB/9.