The Indians today announced that SP Zach McAllister will start Saturday’s game with the Twins instead of Scott Kazmir. Kazmir will be bumped until Sunday in order to get an extra day of rest.
McAllister’s last start was Monday night against the Angels. He pitched six and a third innings giving up just one run and striking out five. He earned the win in Cleveland’s 5-2 victory.
Scott Kazmir’s pitched last Sunday against the Oakland A’s. He had a rough outing going five innings while allowing five earned runs and ten hits. Manager Terry Francona has been trying to give Kazmir more rest as he fights through fatigue issues. Kazmir has pitched 119 innings already this season, the most by far of his recent seasons. In 2010 he threw 150 innings for the Angels.
Last season, Kazmir made 14 starts for the Independent League Sugar Land Skeeters.
The Indians host the Minnesota Twins Friday through Sunday. Ubaldo Jimenez pitches for the Indians on Friday.
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