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Scott Kazmir | Starting Pitcher | #29

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 1/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (15) / NYM
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Scott Kazmir (hip) will make his third minor league rehab start Saturday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Kazmir has allowed two runs on five hits and two walks in six innings through his first two starts, though he has struck out just one batter. He threw 53 pitches in his last outing, so he's still in the process of getting stretched out. The veteran southpaw has yet to pitch in the majors this year due to a hip injury and arm fatigue. Jul 7 - 6:59 PM

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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Scott Kazmir (hip) looked "a lot better" during Thursday's bullpen session.

Kazmir threw in front of Roberts and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt Thursday at Angel Stadium. He'll take the mound again Sunday in a three-inning rehab start for High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Kazmir has yet to pitch in the big leagues this year while battling hip and arm issues.
Jun 29 - 9:07 PM

Scott Kazmir (hip) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session in front of Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt on Thursday at Angel Stadium.

Kazmir worked three innings of one-run ball in his first minor league rehab game Monday with High-A Rancho Cucamonga and met up with the Dodgers in Anaheim on Wednesday for a reevaluation from the team's medical and coaching staffs. He's probably going to need another three or four successful rehab starts before becoming an option for the major league rotation. The veteran lefty has been out all year due to a hip injury and general arm fatigue.
Jun 29 - 5:07 AM

Scott Kazmir (hip) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Monday.

Kazmir is slated to throw three innings. The left-hander has been out all season with tip tightness but recently experienced an uptick in velocity while rehabbing. He could be available for the Dodgers in the next month or so, but with all of their rotation options it's hard to imagine him having an integral role anytime soon.
Jun 26 - 7:13 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Scott Kazmir (hip) has upped his velocity to 90-92 mph while going through a weighted-ball program.

It's a notable jump, as Kazmir was clocked in the mid- to high-80s range during spring training. While the development is encouraging, Kazmir would appear to be a long ways off from being game-ready, let alone being game-ready at the major league level.
Jun 11 - 3:06 PM

Dodgers transferred LHP Scott Kazmir from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The Dodgers needed to clear 40-man roster space for waiver claims Mike Freeman and Chris Heston. Kazmir remains out indefinitely with a hip issue.
May 26 - 4:04 PM

Scott Kazmir (hip) has been sent back to extended spring training to continue building arm strength.

Kazmir will be there for at least two weeks before hopefully embarking on a minor league rehab assignment. The veteran left-hander has been on the disabled list all season because of a hip injury and his rehab continues to stall. We wouldn't be counting on him to produce meaningful fantasy value in 2017.
May 4 - 9:16 AM

Scott Kazmir (hip) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Saturday.

He was observed by manager Dave Roberts and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. This comes just two days after Kazmir had a pen session cut short due to renewed hip tightness. It appears he got through Saturday's session without issue but Kazmir still isn't close to returning to the Dodgers' rotation.
Apr 22 - 5:51 PM

Scott Kazmir's throwing session on Thursday had to be cut short after feeling renewed tightness in his hip.

This is another setback in the veteran southpaw's recovery and he remains without a timetable for a potential rehab assignment. Fantasy owners in shallow formats may be best served cutting bait here and using the roster spot more effectively.
Apr 21 - 7:39 PM

Scott Kazmir (hip) threw 45 pitches to hitters in extended spring training Saturday.

"He says he feels good," Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. "He’s progressing. How rapidly, I don’t know and when his return is, I don’t know." Kazmir is on the disabled list with what the Dodgers are calling a hip injury, although he doesn't have anything structurally wrong. He's going to need to show better velocity before being cleared to pitch in games.
Apr 9 - 10:40 AM

Dodgers placed LHP Scott Kazmir on the 10-day disabled list with a hip injury.

Kazmir has had issues all spring getting his lower half loose, and it's led to depressed velocity. His timetable is open-ended.
Apr 2 - 1:00 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts confirmed Monday that Scott Kazmir (hip) will open the season on the disabled list.

Kazmir again struggled with velocity and effectiveness in his return to Cactus League play Sunday versus the Rangers, yielding three earned runs on five walks and three hits over just three innings. "It's something with the hip," Roberts told the media on Monday morning. There is no timetable for Kazmir's 2017 debut.
Mar 27 - 1:09 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said after Sunday's Cactus League game that Scott Kazmir (hip) will not open the season in the starting rotation.

Kazmir struggled again in Sunday's start against the Rangers and continues to show severely diminished fastball velocity. The veteran southpaw admitted after the start that he's still bothered by his hip issue and doesn't feel like he has his lower half. Expect him to begin the season on the disabled list.
Mar 26 - 7:23 PM

Scott Kazmir surrendered three earned runs in his three-inning Cactus League start Sunday versus the Rangers.

Kazmir walked five and gave up three hits, including a two-run homer to Rangers first baseman Mike Napoli in the bottom of the third inning. The veteran left-hander had been held out of Cactus League action for nearly three weeks due to hip discomfort and mechanical issues, and he had trouble topping 85 mph with his fastball on Sunday. We can't recommend drafting Kazmir in any standard fantasy format.
Mar 26 - 5:56 PM

Scott Kazmir's (hip) next start will come on Sunday in a Cactus League game after he showed improved velocity in a minor league start Tuesday.

Kazmir has had issues getting his hip and lower half loose dating back to last season, and it's led to mechanical issues and a lack of zip on his pitches. He was still only hitting 87 mph Tuesday, but that's better than he had been throwing. The left-hander is still likely to begin the season on the disabled list.
Mar 21 - 7:46 PM

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