Dodgers’ starting pitcher Scott Kazmir has officially begun his rehab assignment after making his first appearance for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes.
The news was first reported on Monday afternoon, to many people’s surprise as no news had previously leaked that Kazmir was on his way to play for the Quakes.
Scott Kazmir is scheduled to make a rehab start for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga. Would be his first appearance of the season at any level.
— J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) June 26, 2017
Kazmir’s start did not begin well as he gave up a leadoff home run to the very first batter that he faced. After that, he posted up as good of an outing as you could hope for someone who has not taken the mound in months.
Kazmir final line: 3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 40 total pitches/25 strikes. Hit 91 on the radar gun a few times. Yadier Alvarez loosening.
— RC Quakes Baseball (@RCQuakes) June 27, 2017
It has been reported that he was sitting in the high 80s for a good majority of his three innings, but he topped out at 90-91 a few times. It will be a little worrisome if he is unable to make it back to the low 90s consistently.
Kazmir will most likely be making his next start for Rancho Cucamonga before possibly moving up to Tulsa or Oklahoma City.