Sources: LHP Scott Kazmir looks to come back with San Francisco Giants, agrees to minor league deal

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The San Francisco Giants and veteran left-hander Scott Kazmir have reached agreement on a minor league deal with an invitation to big league camp, sources tell ESPN's Buster Olney.

Kazmir, 37, is attempting to make his first appearance in a major league game since 2016, with sources saying the lefty's fastball velocity reached 92-93 mph in his most recent bullpen session.

Kazmir went 10-6 with a 4.56 ERA in 26 starts for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016, but missed the entire 2017 season because of a hip injury. He was traded to the Atlanta Braves ahead of the 2018 season, but his comeback bid fell short when he failed to win the No. 5 spot in the Braves' rotation coming out of camp.

A three-time All-Star, Kazmir is 108-96 with a 4.01 ERA over 12 seasons.