More than four years after he last threw a pitch in a Major League game,
Kazmir reached 92-93 mph with his fastball in his most recent bullpen session, Olney reports. That’s around where the southpaw’s heater sat when he pitched for the Dodgers in 2016, his last MLB season to this point.
After missing all of 2017 due to a hip injury, Kazmir was traded to the Braves the following offseason. He hasn’t been part of a big league organization since Atlanta released him in March 2018. Kazmir made four appearances for the Eastern Reyes del Tigre in the independent Constellation Energy League in 2020.
A three-time All-Star, the 37-year-old has gone 108-96 with a 4.01 ERA and 1,608 strikeouts in 1,689 2/3 career innings for the Rays, Angels, Indians, A’s, Astros and Dodgers.