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The Cleveland Indians have selected the contract of left-handed pitcher Scott Kazmir from the Triple-A Columbus Clippers and added him to the 25-man Major League roster.
Kazmir, 29, went 1-0 with a 3.46ERA in four games this spring (13.0IP, 18H, 5R/ER, 1BB, 13K), winning the fifth spot in the rotation after accepting a non-roster invitation to Major League camp on January 8.
To clear space for the veteran lefty, the team optioned left-handed relief pitcher Nick Hagadone to Triple-A Columbus.
The Indians made this move before the start of Tuesday night’s game allowing flexibility for Kazmir who strained his abdominal muscle during Monday’s workout. In the event that he may need a trip to disabled list, this allows club to back date his DL stint and bring up and optioned starter for Saturday’s game in Tampa Bay against the Rays — the right-handed Corey Kluber is a candidate for this temporary spot. Kazmir will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday and a decision will be made shortly thereafter.
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Cleveland Indians left-handed starting pitcher Scott Kazmir
has been scratched from his first scheduled start of the regular season due to
an abdominal injury, according to Nick Camino of WTAM 1100.
Kazmir not starting Saturday night in Tampa Bay.
— Nick Camino (@CaminoTribe) April 3, 2013
Kazmir suffered his abdominal injury during a workout
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