Scott Kazmir to miss first start

Updated: April 3, 2013, 7:56 PM ET
Associated Press

TORONTO -- Indians left-hander Scott Kazmir will miss his first scheduled start of the season because of a sore abdominal muscle on his right side.

Kazmir felt fine after a 30-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, but manager Terry Francona decided to play it safe rather than start Kazmir at Tampa Bay on Saturday. Kazmir will return to Cleveland for tests and rejoin the team before Friday's game against the Rays.

The Indians will choose a replacement starter on Thursday, Francona ...

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