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Scott Kazmir rumors: Orioles, Royals, Dodgers and A's interested

Scott Kazmir is drawing interest from at least four teams.

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According to Jon Heyman, Scott Kazmir is drawing interest from multiple teams, and has a few offers on the table.

"Ex-A's star Scott Kazmir is said to have multiple three-year offers, probably in the $12-13-million range, with the A's, Royals, and Orioles among interested teams (plus the Dodgers, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports."

While FanGraphs and CBS both agreed that Kazmir would ultimately sign a three-year deal, Heyman notes that "Kazmir is said to be looking for a four-year deal" which would take him through his age 35 season.

Of all the teams interested in Kazmir, the A's are perhaps the most perplexing. According to their depth chart, Oakland has Sonny Gray, Jesse Hahn, Kendall Graveman, Chris Bassitt, Rich Hill, Aaron Brooks, and Jarrod Parker as possible solutions; along with Sean Manaea in the minor leagues. With seven options at the major league level (depending on Parker's rehab), and Kazmir's hefty price tag, the A's seem like the odd man (team) out.

As for the Orioles, and Royals, they each have a clear need for a starter, as Wei-Yin Chen is a free agent, and Johnny Cueto is now a member of the Giants. However if the Dodgers have entered the bidding for Kazmir, they could be the team to beat, as they desperately need to fill the rotation spot that was supposed to be occupied by Hisashi Iwakuma.

With the major free agent pitchers off the table, the market for the tier-two pitchers has finally started to pick up; and Kazmir could be the first domino of that group to fall.