Brandon McCarthy

Scott Kazmir looks to rebound in his second season with the Los Angeles Dodgers

Scott Kazmir looks to rebound in his second season with the Los Angeles Dodgers

Scott Kazmir signaled to catch the attention of Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts and pitching coach Rick Honeycutt. The rest of the pitchers were trudging a muddy path toward the clubhouse Sunday at Camelback Ranch. A gray sky threatened more rain, and Kazmir had already thrown live batting practice, but still he felt dissatisfied with his performance.

Roberts called back catcher Austin Barnes. Honeycutt instructed Barnes to set up a few feet in front of the plate. Barnes set a target as Kazmir attempted to purge the deficiencies he had developed in desperation during his brief, unsatisfying career as a Dodger.

For 10 minutes on the empty diamond, Kazmir threw. He murmured with...

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