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Scott Kazmir | Starting Pitcher | #19

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (15) / NYM
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Braves manager Brian Snitker said Sunday that Scott Kazmir (hip) is "on the regular program" and "says he feels good" at the start of spring training.
Kazmir was limited to four rehab appearances last season due to nagging hip issues, but he's healthy for now and is aiming to capture a spot in the Braves' rotation. As long as he's able to stay on the mound, the left-hander would seem to be a pretty good bet to break camp as part of the starting five. Feb 18 - 1:46 PM

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Braves acquired LHP Scott Kazmir, 1B Adrian Gonzalez, RHP Brandon McCarthy, INF Charlie Culberson and cash considerations from the Dodgers for OF Matt Kemp.

The 33-year-old southpaw missed the entire 2017 season while battling continued issues with his left arm and hip. He's nothing but a lottery ticket for the Braves at this stage.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 03:00:00 PM

Dodgers activated LHP Scott Kazmir from the 60-day disabled list.

Kazmir was limited to four rehab appearances this season due to nagging hip issues. His health and role will be a question mark going into spring training.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 05:04:00 PM

Scott Kazmir (hip) threw three scoreless innings Monday in a minor league rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

It was his first game action since July, as he's been dealing with continued issues with his left arm and hip. Kazmir walked two batters and struck out three while throwing 53 pitches. Monday was the regular season finale for Rancho and it's unclear what the next step might be. Kazmir hasn't thrown a pitch in the majors this season.
Source: True Blue LA
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 08:42:00 AM

Scott Kazmir (hip) has begun pitching simulated games in Arizona.

Kazmir was pulled off a minor league rehab assignment in early July due to renewed concerns over his left arm and hip. The 33-year-old has not thrown a pitch in a major league game this season and that doesn't seem likely to change down the stretch, though he's apparently made some progress.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 06:08:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jul 7, 2017 06:59:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 09:07:00 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.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017 05:07:00 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.
Mon, Jun 26, 2017 07:13:00 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.
Sun, Jun 11, 2017 03:06:00 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.
Fri, May 26, 2017 04:04:00 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.
Thu, May 4, 2017 09:16:00 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.
Sat, Apr 22, 2017 05:51:00 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.
Fri, Apr 21, 2017 07:39:00 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.
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 10:40:00 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Chris Stewart
4Rob Brantly
5Alex Jackson
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
2Charlie Culberson
3Christian Colon
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Rio Ruiz
3Austin Riley
LF1Ronald Acuna
2Preston Tucker
3Dustin Peterson
4Jaff Decker
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Lane Adams
3Danny Santana
4Ray-Patrick Didder
5Cristian Pache
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3Brandon McCarthy
4Sean Newcomb
5Scott Kazmir
6Luiz Gohara
7Chase Whitley
8Lucas Sims
9Max Fried
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jose Ramirez
3A.J. Minter
4Dan Winkler
5Sam Freeman
6Peter Moylan
7Josh Ravin
8Matt Wisler
9Rex Brothers
10Jacob Lindgren
11Akeel Morris
12Adam McCreery
13Shane Carle
14Grant Dayton