Struggling left-hander Scott Kazmir was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Los Angeles Angels following Sunday's 2-1 loss to Seattle.
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The move is retroactive to July 11, the day after Kazmir surrendered 13 runs and 11 hits over five innings in a 9-7 loss at Oakland.
The 26-year-old Kazmir is 7-9 with a 6.92 ERA in 17 starts, and has lost his last starts after winning his previous four. During the recent skid, the two-time All-Star has given up 30 runs, seven homers and 12 walks over 19 2-3 innings.
Versatile infielder Maicer Izturis, who has been playing mostly at third base, was activated from the DL after missing 27 games with a left forearm strain. Backup first baseman Paul McAnulty was designated for assignment to make room.
Posted: 7/19/10 12:00AM ET