Ath­let­ics trade Kazmir to Astros

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

OAK­LAND, Calif. — The Oak­land Ath­let­ics have be­gun their ex­pected changes lead­ing up to the trade dead­line, send­ing left-han­der Scott Kazmir to his home­town Hous­ton Astros for a pair of mi­nor lea­guers. Oak­land re­ceives righthanded pitcher Daniel Meng­den and catcher Ja­cob Not­ting­ham in the swap with its di­vi­sion ri­val Thurs­day. The A’s made the an­nounce­ment ahead of their af­ter­noon se­ries fi­nale against Toronto, so in­stead of Kazmir start­ing against the Blue Jays he was say­ing his good­byes in the club­house. He went 55 with a 2.38 ERA in 18 starts for Oak­land. The lefty had been con­sid­ered some­one the A’s might try to swap be­fore the July 31 dead­line. Hous­ton be­gan the day in sec­ond place in the AL West, two games be­hind the de­fend­ing di­vi­sion cham­pion Los An­ge­les An­gels.

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