Scott Kazmir leaves Triple-A rehab game after facing seven batters, recording two outs. Update.

Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Scott Kazmir (29) throws to the plate against the Philadelphia Phillies in the second inning of a Major League Baseball game on Wednesday, August 10, 2016 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)

Dodgers pitcher Scott Kazmir is on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his neck. (Keith Birmingham/Staff photographer)

Dodgers pitcher Scott Kazmir‘s rehab game with Triple-A Oklahoma City ended earlier than expected.

Kazmir faced seven batters and recorded just two outs in the first inning of the Oklahoma City Dodgers’ first-round playoff game against the Nasvhille Sounds. After walking one batter and hitting another to begin the game, Kazmir allowed a three-run home run to Nashville’s Renato Nunez.

After issuing another walk and hitting another batter, Kazmir left the field with Dodgers athletic trainer Greg Harrel.

Update (6:40 p.m.): Kazmir suffered a recurrence of the same right neck/ribcage issue that landed him on the disabled list and will return to Los Angeles for further evaluation.

Had his rehab start gone well, Kazmir was a possibility to rejoin the starting rotation next Monday or Tuesday in New York, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Wednesday. That seems unlikely now.

Right-hander Jose De Leon, who allowed three runs in six innings in his major league debut on Sunday, could get the assignment against the New York Yankees instead. Right-handers Ross Stripling and Brock Stewart, who starts tonight against the Arizona Diamondbacks, are also possible starters in the Bronx.

Kazmir, 32, lasted just 2 ⅔ innings in his last start for the Dodgers on Aug. 22, after which he was placed on the 15-day disabled list. He pitched a simulated game last week in Los Angeles before heading out on his rehab assignment.

Kazmir is 10-6 with a 4.59 earned-run average in 25 starts this season.

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J.P. Hoornstra covers the Dodgers, Angels and Major League Baseball for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Daily News, Long Beach Press-Telegram, Torrance Daily Breeze, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Pasadena Star-News, San Bernardino Sun, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, Whittier Daily News and Redlands Daily Facts. Before taking the beat in 2012, J.P. covered the NHL for four years. UCLA gave him a degree once upon a time; when he graduated on schedule, he missed getting Arnold Schwarzenegger's autograph on his diploma by five months.