Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Scott Kazmir was pulled three innings into his start Wednesday night due to triceps issues against the New York Yankees.
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Kazmir has Triceps Tightness
Wednesday, July 8
Kazmir had allowed one run on 50 pitches through the first three innings against the Yankees on Thursday night when he was relieved by Evan Scribner in the fourth, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser:
Kazmir is 5-5 this season with a 2.56 ERA and 92 strikeouts. He is coming off one of the finest seasons of his 11-year career in 2014, when he went 15-9, recording the most strikeouts since 2008 while gaining an All-Star selection.
The second starter on a struggling Athletics pitching staff that features Sonny Gray, Kazmir has been one of the more consistent pitchers in Oakland this season. Entering Wednesday night, the Athletics are 39-47, 10 games out of first place in the American League West, and can't afford to lose Kazmir long term if they want to stay in the divisional picture in the coming weeks.
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