The A's traded left-hander Scott Kazmir to the Houston Astros for two minor leaguers on Thursday.
Kazmir, originally scheduled to start that very day against Toronto, instead said goodbye to his teammates.
[STIGLICH: A's trade Kazmir to Astros]
Kazmir bid adieu via Twitter:
"I want to thank my teammates, the A's organization, and the fans for a wonderful year-and-a-half with Oakland. While we didn't reach our team goals with my time here, we had a great group of people. I will always look back at this chapter of my career with fondness and gratitude.
The Astros have had an amazing season thus far, and I look forward to joining my hometown team for what should be an exciting, intense stretch run."