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Scott Kazmir (triceps) said Monday that he feels great and fully expects to make his next start.

Kazmir left Sunday's start against the Mariners due to a sore triceps, which was a flare-up of an ailment he dealt with during spring training. He's not doing any throwing Monday like he normally would, but the injury isn't seen as a big deal. Kazmir boasts a 1.40 ERA with 19 strikeouts over his first 19 1/3 innings this season.

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Scott Kazmir was removed from Sunday's start against the Mariners due to a sore triceps.

He was lights-out before the injury, hurling six shutout innings while striking out nine. It's the same injury that Kazmir dealt with in spring training, and manager Bob Melvin doesn't believe it's a serious issue. He is expected to make his next scheduled start against the Astros on Saturday.

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Scott Kazmir was pulled from Sunday's start against the Mariners after six innings due to an undisclosed injury.

Kazmir fired six scoreless innings before departing, allowing just two hits and striking out nine. His velocity was noticeably diminished in his final inning of work. The A's should have an update on his status shortly.

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Scott Kazmir wasn't too sharp but put up a quality start anyway Monday, allowing three runs over six frames in an 8-3 win over the Twins.

Kazmir struck out five but walked four and gave up six hits, needing 101 pitches to get through six frames. The left-hander was nursing some minor back stiffness in the game, but he made it through the outing alright and is expected to be fine for this weekend's start in Seattle. Kazmir has struck out 10 and allowed just the three runs over his first two outings.

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Scott Kazmir allowed three hits over 7 1/3 scoreless innings in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Indians in the first game of a doubleheader.

In his first game with his new team, Kazmir baffled his former team, striking out five while not walking a batter. The left-hander will be an important member of the A's staff in light of the injuries to Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin suffered this spring. He'll have a good shot at improving to 2-0 when the A's visit the light-hitting Twins next week.

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Tuesday's game between the Indians and Athletics has been postponed due to rain.

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Wednesday. Scheduled starters Scott Kazmir and Corey Kluber will simply be pushed back a day.

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Scott Kazmir allowed three runs over 4 1/3 innings in a Cactus League start against the Mariners on Saturday.

Kazmir returned to the mound after having his last scheduled start scratched due to triceps tightness. The left-hander surrendered four hits and three walks on the day. He added five strikeouts as well. The three runs earned were Kazmir's first this spring, and barring any more setbacks he seems ready for the season to begin.

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Scott Kazmir's (triceps) 35-pitch bullpen session "went great" on Wednesday.

Kazmir, scratched from his scheduled outing Monday due to left triceps tightness, will make his next Cactus League start on Saturday. The injury is minor. Assuming he can avoid a setback, the left-hander is in no danger of missing Opening Day. He's expected to start Oakland's second game of the season.

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Scott Kazmir (triceps) will make his next Cactus League start on Saturday.

Kazmir was scratched from his scheduled outing Monday due to left triceps tightness, but it's a minor issue. He could have started on Tuesday but will throw a bullpen session instead. Assuming he can avoid a setback, the left-hander is in no danger of missing Opening Day. He's expected to start Oakland's second game of the season.

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Scott Kazmir (triceps) will not pitch Tuesday.

Kazmir was scratched from Monday's start due to left triceps tightness. Jarrod Parker (elbow) is done for the season and A.J. Griffin (elbow) has been shut down for three weeks, so the Athletics aren't going to rush him back out there. We should know more about Kazmir's status in the next couple of days.