Friday, September 8, 2006
Kazmir cuts throwing session short
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Playing catch for the first time in
two weeks, Tampa Bay Devil Rays pitcher Scott Kazmir felt some
discomfort in his ailing left shoulder Friday and stopped the
session after nine throws.
Kazmir has been on the disabled list twice since the All-Star
break because of shoulder inflammation. The left-hander said he
doesn't think the problem is serious.
"They don't want me to feel one thing and I felt one thing,"
Kazmir said. "They don't want me even to try. We're not rushing
The 2006 All-Star doesn't expect to throw again for a couple of
days, but the Devil Rays have not ruled out Kazmir returning this
"We're still evaluating it," manager Joe Maddon said.
"Mentally, we would like the idea of him going into the offseason
knowing that his arm feels good. If not, we'll keep him shut
The 22-year-old Kazmir was acquired from the New York Mets in a
four-player trade on July 30, 2004. He is 10-8 with a 3.24 ERA and
163 strikeouts in 24 starts.