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Scott Kazmir exits rehab start after getting only two outs

Philadelphia Phillies v Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 10: Scott Kazmir #29 of the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Dodger Stadium on August 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

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Update (9:53 PM EDT): J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports that Kazmir exacerbated his neck and ribcage injury that forced him on the disabled list.


Dodgers starter Scott Kazmir, making a rehab start on Wednesday night with Triple-A Oklahoma City, couldn’t escape the first inning before walking off the field with a trainer, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Kazmir walked two, hit two batters, and allowed a three-run home run before being replaced by Lisalverto Bonilla.

It’s not clear exactly what is wrong with Kazmir, but he was rehabbing a neck injury, so he could have reaggravated it. The Dodgers should provide an update before the night is over.

Kazmir hasn’t pitched since August 22. In 25 starts with the Dodgers this season, the 32-year-old lefty has a 4.59 ERA with a 134/52 K/BB ratio in 135 1/3 innings.

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