San Francisco Giants place Scott Kazmir on restricted list

May 29, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Scott Kazmir (16) throws a pitch in the sixth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Scott Kazmir’s comeback is on hold for the time being with the San Francisco Giants placing the left-hander on the restricted list Monday.

Left-hander Conner Menez was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento.

Kazmir, 37, is leaving the team for an unspecified amount of time to attend to “a personal matter at home,” according to manager Gabe Kapler.

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His two appearances (one start) with the Giants in May were his first big league games since 2016 when he was a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Both of his outings with the Giants came against the Dodgers as he gave up three earned runs and two home runs, both to Max Muncy, in five innings.

The former first-round draft pick in 2002 is 108-97 lifetime with a 4.01 ERA in 300 appearances (298 starts) over 13 seasons with the Tampa Bay Rays (2004-09), Los Angeles Angels (2009-11), Oakland Athletics (2014-15), Houston Astros (2015), Dodgers (2016) and Giants. He is a three-time All-Star.

Menez, 26, had seven relief appearances with the Giants in 2020, going 1-0 with a 2.38 ERA. He is 1-1 with a 4.13 ERA in 15 career games (three starts) with San Francisco.

–Field Level Media

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