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Kazmir feels better day after back spams

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BALTIMORE -- Indians left-hander Scott Kazmir felt much improved on Thursday -- a day after exiting his start against the Orioles after seven innings due to back spasms. Kazmir went through a workout, but the lefty did not throw on Thursday.

"[The spasms] calmed down and he's feeling good," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "That's good. I think he'll be OK."

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BALTIMORE -- Indians left-hander Scott Kazmir felt much improved on Thursday -- a day after exiting his start against the Orioles after seven innings due to back spasms. Kazmir went through a workout, but the lefty did not throw on Thursday.

"[The spasms] calmed down and he's feeling good," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "That's good. I think he'll be OK."

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Francona said Kazmir should be able to make his next start as planned. That could be Tuesday or Wednesday, considering there is an off-day on Monday.

Jordan Bastian is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, and follow him on Twitter @MLBastian.

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