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Scott Kazmir makes second rehab start for Quakes

Kazmir pitches 3 innings plus bullpen as he makes his way back to Dodgers

Scott Kazmir
Steve Saenz ~ Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

RANCHO CUCAMONGA —- Scott Kazmir made his second rehab start for the Quakes in their game against Lancaster on Sunday and it was another step taken toward his return to the Dodgers.

Kazmir retired the first seven JetHawks he faced and then he had some action on the bases. A walk, single and walk loaded the bases with two outs. Kazmir threw a wild pitch to give up a run but then got a ground out to finish his outing.

Kazmir concluded his day with a side session in the pen.

“This was by design, it was more of three innings,” Kazmir said, “and then throw the fourth inning spring training style, working on stuff, the workload was four innings.”

As for the outing itself, Kazmir said, “it wasn’t as sharp and you know, as strong as I felt the first start.” “That was kind as expected, came out of the first start kind of sore, I was able to get my reps in.”

“Feel good about it overall,” Kazmir said, “hopefully ramp up the pitches next start and hopefully never look back.”

As for the next steps, Kazmir said the Dodgers staff and he were still talking about it.

“We talked about a couple of things, we talked about OKC for my next start,” Kazmir said, “I’ll reach out to them and see what’s in store, what we got planned and go from there.”