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A's finalize two-year contract with Scott Kazmir

OAKLAND — Left-hander Scott Kazmir has finalized his $22 million, two-year contract with the Athletics.

The two-time defending AL West champions announced the deal Wednesday after Kazmir passed his physical. The addition of Kazmir fills a key rotation spot with a player familiar with the division after his stint for the Los Angeles Angels.

That was before the two-time All-Star was limited to one start in 2011 before going on the disabled list with a lower back strain. The 29-year-old Kazmir then spent the 2012 season with independent Sugar Land before bouncing back to go 10-9 with a 4.04 ERA in 29 starts and 158 innings for Cleveland this year.

Kazmir went 9-15 in 2010 for Los Angeles and A's general manager Billy Beane recalls his early days among baseball's best lefties.


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