DTDScott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 days ago

Kazmir (intercostal spasms) is not scheduled to make another start during the regular season.

EDGE Analysis

Julio Urias is starting Thursday, and Rich Hill, Clayton Kershaw and Kenta Maeda will follow (in that order) against the Giants in the final regular-season series. Kazmir only lasted one inning his last time out -- his first start back from neck and blister issues -- before intercostal spasms forced him off the hill. Manager Dave Roberts suggested Wednesday that Urias is an option to start in the postseason, so Kazmir may be relegated to long-relief duty assuming he makes the NLDS roster.

DTDScott Kazmir
SP LAD
1 week ago

Kazmir exited Friday's start against the Rockies with right intercostal spasms after just one inning of work, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The exact severity of Kazmir's injury remains unclear, but this was obviously a disappointing outing for the veteran, especially since he was just activated off the DL for Friday's start after dealing with separate neck and blister issues. Ross Stripling took over for Kazmir in the second inning.

DTDScott Kazmir
SP LAD
1 week ago

Kazmir (neck, blister) has been activated from the 15-day DL and is set to start Friday's game against the Rockies, SB Nation's Eric Stephen reports.

EDGE Analysis

He threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday and hasn't made a start since Aug. 22, so he is unlikely to go very deep into Friday's start. Kazmir tentatively lines up to make a final start next Thursday in San Diego, which would be a more favorable opportunity to deploy the veteran lefty.

DTDScott Kazmir
SP LAD
1 week ago

Kazmir (neck, blister) will start Friday against the Rockies, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Considered a 60-day DL candidate just days ago after he developed a blister during a sim game, Kazmir was able to flip the script with a successful 35-pitch bullpen session Tuesday. Kazmir hit the DL on Aug. 23 and was later diagnosed with thoracic spine inflammation. He may not be able to give the Dodgers much length in his return but the Dodgers have plenty of relief options to pick up the slack.

DTDScott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

Kazmir (neck) hopes to start in this weekend's series versus the Rockies, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir is dealing with a blister on his finger, but he still managed to throw a 35-pitch bullpen session Tuesday. As long as his neck stays healthy and his blister continues improving, Kazmir will look to take the mound for the first time since Aug. 22 during the Dodgers' upcoming series against Colorado.

DTDScott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

Kazmir (neck) developed a blister during Sunday's simulated game, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir's chances of returning this season had seemed slim, but his latest setback presents a further challenge. More information regarding how the team will proceed with Kazmir's rehab should be known in the coming days.

DTDScott Kazmir
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

Kazmir has been diagnosed with thoracic spine inflammation, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir was sent for a bone scan after leaving his rehab start Wednesday after one inning with renewed neck and rib pain. The test yielded a diagnosis but the Dodgers did not immediately offer up any sort of timetable for Kazmir's return. He likely won't have much of a window to contribute, if he makes it back at all this season.

DTDScott Kazmir
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

Kazmir (neck) underwent a bone scan on his thoracic region Friday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

The results have not yet been made public and thus Kazmir's status remains in limbo. What we do know is that Kazmir will not return early next week after leaving his rehab start Wednesday with renewed neck and rib pain. The Dodgers will start Jose De Leon, Julio Urias and Clayton Kershaw (in that order) against the Yankees.

DTDScott Kazmir
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

Kazmir left Wednesday's rehab outing with Triple-A Oklahoma City in the first inning due to neck and rib pain, Jacob Unruh of The Oklahoman reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers continue to await the return of multiple key pieces to the starting rotation, and it appears Kazmir may have hit a snag in his recovery. More information on the issue should arise in the coming days, as he will travel back to Los Angeles for further evaluation. He's unlikely to be ready for a start next Monday or Tuesday and the Los Angeles Times' Mike DiGiovanna suggests Jose De Leon could receive another start for the Dodgers.

DTDScott Kazmir
SP LAD
3 weeks ago

Kazmir (neck) left Wednesday's rehab start at Triple-A Oklahoma City early, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir only managed to face two batters prior to exiting the contest. The southpaw has been out of action since August 23 due to neck inflammation. It is unclear if he suffered a setback or the severity of the issue. Expect an update when the Dodgers provide clarity on the issue.