60DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
1 day ago

Kazmir will make his first appearance of the season in a rehab start Monday for High-A Rancho Cucamonga, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir was reportedly hitting the low-90s with his fastball in previous sessions, which is what gave the team enough confidence to send him into game action. He will likely require a full 20-day rehab assignment before he is fully stretched out and ready to return to the majors, but there is finally a light at the end of the tunnel for the injury prone veteran. Expect Kazmir back soon after the All-Star break barring a setback.

60DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 weeks ago

Kazmir (hip) has been throwing with a weighted ball at extended spring training in an effort to increase his velocity, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dave Roberts indicated that Kazmir, who has been sidelined all season with the hip injury, has been flashing a 90-to-92 mph fastball, which is fairly consistent with what he's thrown the last four seasons. That could signal that Kazmir is nearly ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment, but Roberts provided no specific timetable for that activity beyond suggesting that it would happen "soon," according to Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times. The Dodgers boast ample rotation depth and can afford to take their time with Kazmir, who may be forced to settle for a bullpen role once he's activated from the 60-day disabled list.

60DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
1 month ago

Kazmir (hip) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Friday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is simply a procedural move to allow Chris Heston and Mike Freeman to be on the 40-man roster. Kazmir has been out all season, so this designation doesn't change his murky return timetable at all.

60DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kazmir (hip) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir continues to ramp up his workouts after suffering a setback in his rehab during a bullpen session last week. An exact timetable for his return has yet to be established, but the results of Sunday's bullpen session should cast some light on how well the 33-year-old's rehab is progressing.

60DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kazmir (hip) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dave Roberts and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt were looking on as Kazmir resumed throwing after suffering a setback earlier in the week. His return timetable remains fluid, but for now Alex Wood will continue to operate as the Dodgers' fifth starter.

60DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kazmir (hip) felt tightness during a throwing session Thursday and was forced to cut it short, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir was aiming for a quick return, but at this point, he isn't close to a rehab assignment. As such, we should assume he will miss at last another two weeks, and given Kazmir's injury history, it could be more. He has been dealing with the hip injury since training camp, and the way it has lingered can't give fantasy owners confidence.

60DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
3 months ago

Kazmir (hip) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir has been dealing with an injured hip during camp and has seen his velocity dip in recent performances. The team will take a cautious approach with the 33-year-old and allow him to slowly rehab himself back into shape. He'll likely return to live action in mid-to-late April.

60DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
3 months ago

Kazmir (hip) will begin the season on the disabled list, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

This had increasingly become the expectation over the last few days, as manager Dave Roberts recently expressed that Kazmir is still in the process of rehabbing his injured hip. The veteran is struggling with his velocity, and the Dodgers appear prepared to allow him to work things out for the first couple of weeks of the season before rejoining the club. Look for the 33-year-old to make his season debut later sometime in mid-to-late April.

60DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
3 months ago

Kazmir (hip) will not open the season with the Dodgers, Andy McCullough of the LA Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Per the report, manager Dave Roberts "said it 'doesn't make sense' for (Scott) Kazmir to break camp in the rotation. He'll need time in rehab setting to get right." Kazmir's velocity has been down too far from his regular level, which necessitates the aforementioned rehab time. Based on the news, it seems likely that the 33-year-old will open the season with Triple-A Oklahoma City before making his official Dodger debut once he's back to normal.

60DScott Kazmir
SP LAD
3 months ago

Kazmir (hip) is slated to start Sunday's Cactus League game against the Rangers, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir has been out of game action since March 6 while dealing with hip tightness, but it appears the end is finally in sight. The lefty has been struggling with velocity recently and remains an outsider to make the Opening Day rotation, so these final days of spring training could be critical towards his 2017 outlook.