Former All-Star Lefty Scott Kazmir Attempting MLB Comeback Completely Out of Nowhere

Scott Kazmir is giving it one more go in the MLB
Scott Kazmir is giving it one more go in the MLB / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Remember soft-tossing left-hander Scott Kazmir? He's trying to latch on to an MLB roster at the age of 36 after missing three consecutive regular seasons.

Kazmir, who hasn't thrown a pitch in an MLB uniform since the Atlanta Braves released him in 2018 following an arm injury, is trying to "do whatever it takes" to pitch in the MLB again.

Kazmir made his MLB debut for the then-Tampa Bay Devil Rays in 2004 at the age of 20. Kazmir was often times the best player on some awful Tampa teams, posting a 3.92 ERA in six seasons at Tropicana Field while making two All-Star teams.

While with the Los Angeles Angels, he pitched in just one game from 2011-2012 before he signed with the Cleveland Indians in 2013. With the Oakland Athletics in 2014, Kazmir posted a 3.55 ERA and made another All-Star team. Kazmir put up a 4.56 ERA in 26 starts with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016, the last time he saw an MLB mound before he missed 2017 with an injury.

Kazmir rarely topped 90 miles-per-hour on his fastball in his career, and that is unlikely to change now that he is coming back after three years away from the game. Still, we've seen Kazmir bring his career back from the dead once, so why can't he do it again?