Scott Kazmir making progress in comeback from hip injury
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Scott Kazmir is making progress in his comeback from a hip injury and bid to win a spot in the Atlanta Braves rotation.
The 34-year old left-hander pitched two scoreless innings and worked out of jams during both frames Friday in the Braves' 5-4 loss to the New York Yankees.
''I wouldn't say I'm there yet, but I feel like I'm getting better and better, and that's the progression I would like to have,'' Kazmir said.
Kazmir is 108-96 with a 4.01 ERA over 12 seasons. He didn't pitch last year.
''Fell behind a lot of guys but was able to make some pitches to get some outs,'' Kazmir said.
Tyler Wade hit an inning-ending grounder in the second, leaving a runner at third.
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