Angels place Kazmir on DL

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, Last Updated: 2:57 PM ET

Anaheim, CA - The Los Angeles Angels have placed pitcher Scott Kazmir on the 15-day disabled list with lower back tightness.

Kazmir gave up five runs in only 1 2/3 innings in his first start this season, which was this past Sunday against Kansas City.

The left-hander was scheduled to start Saturday’s game versus Toronto, but the ball will instead go to Matt Palmer, who was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake.

In parts of three major league seasons with the Giants and Angels, Palmer has pitched in 57 games (17 starts) and posted a 4.40 earned run average.


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