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Dodgers sign Scott Kazmir for three years, $48 million

Dodgers sign Scott Kazmir for three years, $48 million

The Dodgers signed Scott Kazmir to a three-year, $48-million contract Wednesday, filling the hole in their starting rotation created by the departure of Zack Greinke.

Kazmir can opt out of his contract after next season. The free-agent class of pitchers is particularly thin next off-season, with Stephen Strasburg, Andrew Cashner and the Dodgers' Brett Anderson projected as the top available starters.

The Dodgers could open the season with a rotation composed entirely of left-handers: Clayton Kershaw, Anderson, Kazmir, Alex Wood, and Hyun-Jin Ryu. That possibility amused several Dodgers players. Anderson told Kershaw via Twitter: "The entire rotation is going to use your...