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Scott Kazmir leaves start early with abdominal discomfort, insists he's fine
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The Dodgers' fifth starter battle between Carlos Frias and Zach Lee might not be an either/or proposition. Or perhaps I am just overreacting to Scott Kazmir leaving his start on Saturday against the Mariners in Peoria after just four innings with an abdominal issue.

Kazmir told reporters he was fine, and that he plans to make his next start. I was not in Peoria, so I present to you a collection of reports from the scene from those who were there in person.

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Later Saturday night, Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said that after Kazmir received treatment back at Camelback Ranch he felt better, and it was nothing more than cramping from dehydration.

Kazmir threw 70 pitches in his four innings, allowing two runs on five hits, with five strikeouts and no walks, so he likely would have pitched just one more inning had he remained in the game. Much like his pattern has been all spring, Kazmir started off slow but rebounded on Saturday to retire 10 of his final 12 batters faced.