Scott Kazmir is pitching again – sort of.

Kazmir threw in front of the Dodgers coaching and medical staff, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com.

Kazmir has been plagued by hip tightness. His velocity was down in March, and his final start didn’t dispel those concerns. He walked five hitters and topped out at 87 mph.

Anything Kazmir gives the team is a luxury at this point. L.A. has been patient with him, but that’s likely because of his salary rather than ability. The Dodgers have already been hit with a rash of injuries, including to start Rich Hill, so the sooner Kazmir returns the better. Even if he’s not an integral piece of the roster, there’s always benefit in having another arm to eat innings.

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