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Scott Kazmir mounting comeback attempt

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Lefty Scott Kazmir hasn’t appeared in a major league game since 2016 due to various matters including injuries, but he is attempting to make a comeback, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Kazmir has been working out in Houston and vsiited the Driveline Baseball facility earlier this month.

Kazmir, 36, has worked out privately for one team and has drawn the interest of a few others. The goal will be to put together a showcase in the hopes of landing a minor league deal. Kazmir said, “At this point, I’ll do whatever it takes to get back.”

Kazmir, once a top prospect, accrued a 4.01 ERA over parts of 12 seasons in the big leagues with the Rays, Angels, Athletics, Dodgers, Indians, and Astros. 297 of his 298 appearances have come as a starter. He’ll probably have to be open to working out of the bullpen as part of his comeback attempt.

Jim Edmonds being tested for coronavirus

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Longtime Angels and Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds shared on his Instagram story that he is being tested for coronavirus.

The four-time All-Star, who now works as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest, has not posted an update on the results of his test.

If you want to learn more about COVID-19 or think you might need to be tested, give the CDC’s site about the virus a read. Informing yourself is the most important step. Washing your hands and staying home, if possible, is the best way to protect yourself.

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