You have to be kidding me.
Heading into Saturday’s split squad games, the thinking was the Dodgers might finally have some clarity on their rotation.
Scott Kazmir was throwing fairly well through four innings. Sure, his velocity still wasn’t ideal, but hitters were getting out. Then, this.
Scott Kazmir pulled after 4 IP. Sooner than expected. Another red flag warning. #Dodgers
— Bill Plunkett (@billplunkettocr) March 26, 2016
Oh, and this:
Scott Kazmir exited the game after throwing only four innings and 70 pitches. The spring from hell continues.
— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) March 26, 2016
Scott Kazmir talking to a member of the medical staff in the dugout. Keeps twisting and pressing on his abs. Not good.
— Doug Padilla (@DougPadilla) March 26, 2016
Now, there’s no sense in freaking out, but seeing how this spring has gone, it’s hard not to feel like the injury bug is just piling on the Dodgers at this point.
Ken Gurnick of MLB.com tweeted shortly afterward that Kazmir said he was healthy, so there’s at least that to start with, but we’ll have to await further word from the Dodgers on the severity of this situation.
Stay tuned and, if possible, do whatever you can to reverse whatever weird voodoo has overtaken this Dodgers team since they arrived to Camelback Ranch.