LOS ANGELES (AP) Scott Kazmir of the Los Angeles Dodgers has experienced a setback in a minor league rehabilitation start, leaving Wednesday night's game early with neck and ribcage issues.
The team says Kazmir will return to Los Angeles for further evaluation. The left-hander didn't last an inning in his first rehab start at Triple-A Oklahoma City, tossing 33 pitches and giving up a three-run homer. He walked two and hit two batters.
Manager Dave Roberts had said that depending on Kazmir's start he could return next week on the road against the New York Yankees, but those plans appear to be shelved for now. Kazmir went on the disabled list on Aug. 23 with neck inflammation.
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If Kazmir's return is delayed, rookie Jose De Leon could get another start. The right-hander allowed four runs and struck out nine in his major league debut against San Diego last Sunday.