|Nov. 7 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET15:12 ET20:12 GMT4:12 1:12 PM MST3:12 PM EST3:42 PM VEN0:12 UAE (+1)2:12 PM CT-Kazmir has decided not to opt out of the final two seasons of his contract, choosing to keep $32 million in pay rather than become a free agent.
Analysis: The left-hander was 10-6 with a 4.56 ERA in 26 starts last season after signing a $48 million, three-year contract. He missed a month starting in late August with neck inflammation, then cut short an outing after one inning because of chest spasms.
|Sep. 24 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET11:57 ET15:57 GMT23:57 8:57 AM MST10:57 AM EST11:27 AM VEN19:57 UAE10:57 AM CT-Kazmir allowed two hits while tossing just 19 pitches on Friday against the Rockies in his first start for the Dodgers since Aug. 22. He left after one inning because of right spasms in his ribs and chest. The left-hander spent the past month on the disabled list with neck inflammation.
Analysis: Kazmir is running short on time to prove he belongs on the Dodgers' postseason roster. Fresh off the disabled list, the veteran pitcher was dealt another blow. ''It was tough for me to swallow,'' he said. ''It's frustrating.'' Kazmir said the pain on his front side was similar to what he felt during a brief stint at Triple-A Oklahoma City.
|Aug. 23 7:20 PM PT8:20 PM MT9:20 PM CT10:20 PM ET22:20 ET2:20 GMT10:20 7:20 PM MST9:20 PM EST9:50 PM VEN6:20 UAE (+1)9:20 PM CT-Kazmir experienced a setback in a minor league rehabilitation start, leaving Wednesday night's game early with neck and ribcage issues.
Analysis: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he thinks Kazmir (neck inflammation) is shut down at this point following a setback last week during his rehab start at Oklahoma City.
|Aug. 22 8:38 PM PT9:38 PM MT10:38 PM CT11:38 PM ET23:38 ET3:38 GMT11:38 8:38 PM MST10:38 PM EST11:08 PM VEN7:38 UAE (+1)10:38 PM CT-Kazmir lasted a season-low 2 2/3 innings, giving up six hits and four runs in the Dodgers' 18-9 win over the Reds on Monday.
Analysis: Kazmir said he's been bothered lately by a stiff right side of his neck. He's failed to pitch past the fifth in five of his last 10 starts, posting a 4.70 ERA.
|Aug. 11 11:45 AM PT12:45 PM MT1:45 PM CT2:45 PM ET14:45 ET18:45 GMT2:45 11:45 AM MST1:45 PM EST2:15 PM VEN22:45 UAE1:45 PM CT-Kazmir lost a third consecutive start Wednesday despite a solid effort, surrendering two runs and four hits in six innings against Philadelphia with three walks and six strikeouts.
Analysis: Kazmir has received a combined one run of support in his last three starts - all at Dodger Stadium. He's had much better fortune on the road, going 5-0 despite a 4.88 ERA, and his next two outings are slated to be in Philadelphia and Cincinnati.
|July 25 7:39 AM PT8:39 AM MT9:39 AM CT10:39 AM ET10:39 ET14:39 GMT22:39 7:39 AM MST9:39 AM EST10:09 AM VEN18:39 UAE9:39 AM CT-Kazmir pitched five innings, allowing three runs and six hits, in the Dodgers' 9-6 win over the Cardinals on Sunday night.
Analysis: Kazmir is 7-0 over his last 13 starts since losing to the Mets on May 9, and is 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA in his last four. His next start comes Saturday against an Arizona team he hasn't faced since 2006.
|July 20 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET0:03 ET4:03 GMT12:03 9:03 PM MST11:03 PM EST11:33 PM VEN8:03 UAE11:03 PM CT-Kazmir gave up one run and four hits in seven innings, striking out eight in the Dodgers' 8-4 win over the Nationals on Tuesday.
Analysis: He extended his unbeaten streak to 12 starts, going 6-0 in that span. "It was a great outing by (Kazmir)," manager Dave Roberts said. "Everything was working.''
|July 9 12:26 PM PT1:26 PM MT2:26 PM CT3:26 PM ET15:26 ET19:26 GMT3:26 12:26 PM MST2:26 PM EST2:56 PM VEN23:26 UAE2:26 PM CT-Kazmir pitched a season-low three innings Friday, giving up three runs, six hits and three walks in a 10-6 win over the Padres.
Analysis: Despite struggling Friday, Kazmir is unbeaten in his last 11 starts. He hasn't pitched past the sixth inning in 10 straight.
|July 3 10:57 AM PT11:57 AM MT12:57 PM CT1:57 PM ET13:57 ET17:57 GMT1:57 10:57 AM MST12:57 PM EST1:27 PM VEN21:57 UAE12:57 PM CT-Kazmir allowed three hits and struck out 10 over six scoreless innings in Saturday's 6-1 win over the Rockies.
Analysis: Kazmir hasn't lost since early May, going 5-0 with a 3.61 ERA in his last 10 starts.
|June 27 4:25 PM PT5:25 PM MT6:25 PM CT7:25 PM ET19:25 ET23:25 GMT7:25 4:25 PM MST6:25 PM EST6:55 PM VEN3:25 UAE (+1)6:25 PM CT-Kazmir gave up four runs in the first inning Monday in Pittsburgh before responding with four scoreless innings from there in the Dodgers' 5-4 win.
Analysis: Kazmir (6-3), who entered with an 11.17 ERA at PNC Park, retired 12 in a row after Erik Kratz's two-run single made it 4-0 in the first. The lefty allowed four hits, struck out four and walked four. "He was a completely different guy on the mound," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said of Kazmir's turnaround. He next pitches Saturday against the Rockies, against whom he permitted four runs in five innings in his lone 2016 start April 22 at Coors Field.
|June 17 9:44 AM PT10:44 AM MT11:44 AM CT12:44 PM ET12:44 ET16:44 GMT0:44 9:44 AM MST11:44 AM EST12:14 PM VEN20:44 UAE11:44 AM CT-Kazmir needed 93 pitches to get through a season worst-tying four innings Thursday, giving up three runs, five hits and two walks in a no-decision versus Milwaukee.
Analysis: Kazmir has failed to pitch past the fifth inning in three consecutive starts, yielding three runs in each, and has gone beyond the sixth only twice in 14 starts.
|June 1 1:42 PM PT2:42 PM MT3:42 PM CT4:42 PM ET16:42 ET20:42 GMT4:42 1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST4:12 PM VEN0:42 UAE (+1)3:42 PM CT-Kazmir's stellar outing allowed the Los Angeles Dodgers to get past Jake Arrieta and the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Kazmir (4-3, 4.38 ERA) yielded one hit and one walk in six innings while fanning seven in a 5-0 victory. The Cubs had won their previous 23 games when Arrieta pitched. Kazmir is 2-0 with a 2.73 ERA in his last four starts and has 31 strikeouts in 26 1/3 innings. He fanned a season-high 12 in a win over Cincinnati on May 25.
|May 26 11:59 AM PT12:59 PM MT1:59 PM CT2:59 PM ET14:59 ET18:59 GMT2:59 11:59 AM MST1:59 PM EST2:29 PM VEN22:59 UAE1:59 PM CT-Kazmir was awesome Wednesday.
Analysis: Kazmir allowed one run and four hits in six innings. He struck out 12 for the third time in his career and first since Sept. 6, 2012, against the Mets, and walked two.
|May 15 10:33 AM PT11:33 AM MT12:33 PM CT1:33 PM ET13:33 ET17:33 GMT1:33 10:33 AM MST12:33 PM EST1:03 PM VEN21:33 UAE12:33 PM CT-Kazmir pitched 8 2/3 solid innings for his best outing of the season Saturday.
Analysis: Kazmir allowed three runs on five hits, struck out seven and walked one. He was nearly flawless until Jeremy Hazelbaker hit a pinch-hit, two-run home run to pull the Cardinals within two in the ninth.
|May 4 1:57 PM PT2:57 PM MT3:57 PM CT4:57 PM ET16:57 ET20:57 GMT4:57 1:57 PM MST3:57 PM EST4:27 PM VEN0:57 UAE (+1)3:57 PM CT-Kazmir struck out nine Rays on Tuesday.
Analysis: Kazmir gave up four runs in his return to the Trop.
|Apr. 11 3:47 PM PT4:47 PM MT5:47 PM CT6:47 PM ET18:47 ET22:47 GMT6:47 3:47 PM MST5:47 PM EST6:17 PM VEN2:47 UAE (+1)5:47 PM CT-Kazmir struggled on Sunday, allowing six runs in four innings.
Analysis: He gave up seven hits, three of them home runs, while walking one and striking out four.
|2004||TB||2||3||0 - 0||8||7||0||33.1||33||22||21||4||21||0||41||1.62||5.67|
|2005||TB||10||9||0 - 0||32||32||0||186.0||172||90||78||12||100||3||174||1.46||3.77|
|2006||TB||10||8||0 - 0||24||24||1||144.2||132||59||52||15||52||3||163||1.27||3.24|
|2007||TB||13||9||0 - 0||34||34||0||206.2||196||91||80||18||89||1||239||1.38||3.48|
|2008||TB||12||8||0 - 0||27||27||0||152.1||123||61||59||23||70||2||166||1.27||3.49|
|2009||TB||8||7||0 - 0||20||20||0||111.0||121||77||73||15||50||0||91||1.54||5.92|
|2009||LAA||2||2||0 - 0||6||6||0||36.1||28||8||7||1||10||0||26||1.05||1.73|
|2009||Tot||10||9||0 - 0||26||26||0||147.1||149||85||80||16||60||0||117||1.42||4.89|
|2010||LAA||9||15||0 - 0||28||28||0||150.0||158||103||99||25||79||2||93||1.58||5.94|
|2011||LAA||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||1.2||5||5||5||1||2||0||0||4.20||27.00|
|2013||Cle||10||9||0 - 0||29||29||0||158.0||162||76||71||19||47||1||162||1.32||4.04|
|2014||Oak||15||9||0 - 0||32||32||2||190.1||171||81||75||16||50||1||164||1.16||3.55|
|2015||Oak||5||5||0 - 0||18||18||0||109.2||84||35||29||7||35||0||101||1.09||2.38|
|2015||Hou||2||6||0 - 0||13||13||0||73.1||78||42||34||13||24||0||54||1.39||4.17|
|2015||Tot||7||11||0 - 0||31||31||0||183.0||162||77||63||20||59||0||155||1.21||3.10|
|2016||LAD||10||6||0 - 0||26||26||0||136.1||133||71||69||21||52||3||134||1.36||4.56|
|Career||108||96||0 - 0||298||297||3||1689.2||1596||821||752||190||681||16||1608||1.35||4.01|
|2008||TB||Total||1||1||0 - 0||5||5||0||25.2||26||12||12||4||18||0||22||4.21|
|LDS||1||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.1||8||2||2||0||2||0||4||3.38|
|LCS||0||0||0 - 0||2||2||0||10.1||8||5||5||3||6||0||9||4.35|
|WS||0||1||0 - 0||2||2||0||10.0||10||5||5||1||10||0||9||4.50|
|2009||LAA||Total||0||1||0 - 0||3||2||0||10.2||11||10||9||1||8||0||4||7.59|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.0||5||5||5||1||3||0||1||7.50|
|LCS||0||1||0 - 0||2||1||0||4.2||6||5||4||0||5||0||3||7.71|
|2015||Hou||Total||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.1||5||3||3||1||1||0||4||5.06|
|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.1||5||3||3||1||1||0||4||5.06|
|Career||1||2||0 - 0||9||8||0||41.2||42||25||24||6||27||0||30||5.18|