OUTScott Kazmir
SP LAD
2 months ago

Kazmir will throw three innings in relief for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Saturday but won't be on the postseason roster, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Dodgers would like Kazmir to end the season on a high note, so he may get another start for Los Angeles before the season ends. That said, the only way we'll see any Kazmir in the playoffs is if the Dodgers rotation suddenly gets decimated by injuries, and knowing Kazmir's injury issues, there's no guarantee he will actually make it back to LA.

OUTScott Kazmir
SP LAD
3 months ago

Kazmir (hip) is slated to make a rehab start for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Monday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After experiencing a setback with his hip during a rehab assignment with Rancho Cucamonga in July, Kazmir was cleared to resume pitching in simulated games at extended spring training a few weeks ago. With those outings apparently going well, Kazmir will restart his rehab assignment Monday, and could make a couple more appearances in the minors before being reinstated from the 60-day disabled list. It's not expected that the Dodgers will make room for Kazmir in their already-crowded rotation once he's activated.

OUTScott Kazmir
SP LAD
3 months ago

Manager Dave Roberts said Kazmir (hip) is throwing simulated games in Arizona, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir made a trio of rehab appearances for High-A Ranch Cucamonga, but his fastball velocity was sitting in the mid-80s, so the Dodgers decided to slow down his rehab. The 33-year-old has been on the shelf all season due to a hip issue, and his status for the remainder of the season remains up in the air. "He's pitching, has been doing simulated games," Roberts said. "But as far as getting him in a game situation, I don't know when that's taking place."

OUTScott Kazmir
SP LAD
4 months ago

Kazmir (hip) gave up four runs on five hits while striking out two over three innings in Sunday's rehab start for High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old made two positive rehab starts before regressing in his third appearance. While there were no reported setbacks with his hip or arm, there isn't a set timetable for a return to the majors for the oft-injured southpaw due to a crowded rotation of veteran options. It would likely take an injury to one of the Dodgers' current starters to open up a spot for Kazmir if and when he is ready to return.

OUTScott Kazmir
SP LAD
5 months ago

Kazmir (hip) is scheduled to make another rehab start for High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Friday, Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir tossed three innings during his last rehab start for the Quakes, and while everything went well, he's slated to make his third start at High-A before moving on. The 23-year-old, who has been sidelined all season with a hip injury, isn't expected back until after the All-Star break.

OUTScott Kazmir
SP LAD
5 months ago

Kazmir (hip) gave up one run on one hit and two walks while striking out one in three innings in Sunday's rehab start for High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

EDGE Analysis

While he is working his way back from a hip injury, perhaps more concerning is the arm soreness he has experienced recently, so it was good to see him make this rehab start. It is unclear where he will make his next rehab start, and he is not expected to return to the Dodgers until after the All-Star break.

OUTScott Kazmir
SP LAD
5 months ago

Kazmir (hip) is scheduled to make another rehab start Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He had been experiencing some arm soreness after his most recent rehab outing earlier in the week, but a strong bullpen session Thursday keeps Kazmir on track to make another outing over the weekend at High-A Rancho Cucamonga. Still, even if Sunday's outing goes according to plan, Kazmir's still unlikely to be back until after the All-Star break.

OUTScott Kazmir
SP LAD
5 months ago

Kazmir (hip) felt discomfort in his arm following his rehab start Monday, J.P. Hoornstra of The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kazmir, who has been out with a hip issue since spring training, only threw three innings Monday but said he was surprised to experience his normal arm soreness the next day. His fastball reached 92 MPH in the outing, a good sign given that he hovered between 82 and 84 towards the end of spring training, but the soreness is cause enough for him to be re-evaluated Thursday in a bullpen session with pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. His next rehab start is currently scheduled for this weekend with High-A Rancho Cucamonga.

OUTScott Kazmir
SP LAD
5 months 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.

OUTScott Kazmir
SP LAD
5 months 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.