Sources told ESPN.com's Jim Bowden and Buster Olney that Kazmir has a two-year agreement with Oakland at $22 million. That was similar to the deal that San Francisco gave Tim Hudson. The A's were reported to be the runner-ups in that deal.
Kazmir rebounded in 2013 with a 10-9 mark and a 4.04 ERA in 29 starts. His velocity was back up from the previous few seasons and he reduced his walks. The move likely means the A's won't be pursuing a deal with Bartolo Colon.
For those curious, Kazmir is 6-4 with a 3.09 ERA in his career against the Rangers. He made one start last year against the Rangers and gave up four runs on eight hits in a loss in June in Arlington.