Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Oakland Athletics pitcher Scott Kazmir was traded to the Houston Astros on Thursday just a few hours before he was slatted to start against the Blue Jays this afternoon. Per ESPN:

Kazmir, a Houston native, is 5-5 with a 2.38 ERA with 101 strikeouts this season.

"Scott Kazmir is one of the best pitchers in the American League and strengthens our rotation," Astros GM Jeff Luhnow said in a release. "His addition gives the Astros a better chance of reaching and succeeding in the postseason. It has been a while since the Astros have been relevant late in the summer and winning now is a priority."
Kazmir is 31 and will be a free agent after this season.
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