Kazmir was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain Friday. Kazmir was removed from Thursday's start against the Dodgers due to a hamstring issue, and the injury is serious enough to warrant a trip to the injured list. The southpaw was far from a lock to make the Giants' postseason roster, but it's not yet clear when he'll be healthy enough to return.
Kazmir exited Thursday's start against the Dodgers with a strained right hamstring and will undergo an MRI on Friday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. It initially appeared as though an ankle injury caused Kazmir's removal during the first inning, but it ended up being a hamstring strain. The veteran left-hander was already a long shot to crack the Giants' postseason roster, and the injury certainly won't help those odds.
Kazmir exited his start Thursday in the first inning with an apparent ankle injury, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Kazmir was covering first base and appeared to turn his ankle. While the injury seemingly isn't serious, he is almost certain to not pitch again in the regular season and his status could be in doubt for the postseason. After Thursday's brief outing in which he gave up three earned runs, Kazmir has a 6.35 ERA with a 10:6 K:BB across 11.1 innings on the campaign.
Kazmir will start Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Kazmir hasn't pitched since allowing one unearned run across four innings Sept. 22, but he'll make another start for the Giants in Thursday's series finale. It will likely be the veteran left-hander's final outing of the regular season, and he's fared pretty well so far in his first big-league action since 2016 with a 4.09 ERA in 11 innings.
Manager Gabe Kapler said Thursday that Kazmir is a "strong consideration" to make another start, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Kazmir made his first major-league appearance since June 4 during Wednesday's game against the Padres, and he allowed an unearned run on four hits and three walks while striking out three in four innings. He didn't factor into the decision but has a chance to remain in the rotation for the final week of the regular season. However, Kapler said that the Giants likely won't make a decision on whether Kazmir makes another start until after Monday's off day.
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