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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Scott Kazmir threw a successful bullpen session on Sunday without issue.

The veteran left-hander is dealing with severely diminished velocity this spring which has to be concerning to the Dodgers. He's expected to pitch in a minor league game at some point in the coming week.
Mar 19 - 8:06 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he was concerned about Scott Kazmir's lack of velocity during Thursday's simulated start.

Kazmir's fastball sat between 82-84 mph, which is well below the 91.4 mph he averaged on his heater last season. "From everything I hear he's healthy," said Roberts. "We need to see the velocity." Kazmir was hoping to return to Cactus League action soon but now the Dodgers may hold off until he gets his velocity back up. Coming off a hip injury, Kazmir's fantasy prospects aren't looking great right now.
Mar 16 - 7:26 PM

Scott Kazmir (hip) threw 71 pitches over five innings in a simulated start Thursday in Dodgers camp.

Kazmir told reporters after the outing that he feels "better." The next step for the veteran left-hander could be a return to Cactus League action. He left his March 6 start against the Rockies after experiencing hip stiffness, and he's also been working through some mechanical issues on the side. Kazmir makes for an iffy fantasy bet in 2017 after posting a 4.56 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 136 1/3 innings with the Dodgers last year.
Mar 16 - 3:22 PM

Scott Kazmir (hip) is scheduled to make a simulated start Thursday in Dodgers camp.

He'll do so on a back field against a group of Dodgers minor leaguers. Kazmir was pulled from a Cactus League start on March 6 after experiencing hip tightness and hasn't made a live appearance since. His status for the opening of the 2017 regular season remains uncertain.
Mar 16 - 12:57 PM

Scott Kazmir (hip) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

Kazmir left a start last Monday due to hip tightness, but the MRI came back negative and the team has since been working on getting his mechanics in check. It's unclear when he'll be cleared to return to game action. His status for the start of the season is iffy at the moment.
Mar 15 - 1:13 PM

Scott Kazmir (hip) threw a simulated game Saturday.

That would line him up to return to Cactus League action Thursday, but Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that there is no plan to get Kazmir in this week. The veteran left-hander is apparently still working on his mechanics. He's a poor fantasy bet for 2017 after posting a 4.56 ERA and 1.36 WHIP across 136 1/3 innings in 2016.
Mar 13 - 12:58 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that Scott Kazmir (hip) won't pitch in a Cactus League game for a week as he works on his mechanics.

Kazmir was forced out of his start on Monday with left hip tightness. The MRI on his hip came back negative, though, and this new little hiatus does not appear to be health related. Roberts said that Kazmir's Wednesday bullpen went off without a hitch and that he will be participating in back-field games. Injuries limited the veteran southpaw to 136 1/3 innings last season. He put up a 4.56 ERA and 1.35 WHIP in that space.
Mar 8 - 6:31 PM

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