Zack Greinke
SP ARI
2 days ago1 Comment

Greinke threw his first live batting practice of spring training Friday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Greinke is in the midst of a "slow-played" spring camp as he makes his way back from a season-ending shoulder injury. The 33-year-old reportedly threw 20 pitches under supervision and said he felt everything went well, so expect him to ramp up activity in the coming weeks. Greinke is coming off a rough first season with Arizona, in which he posted a 4.37 ERA while serving up 23 home runs.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
2 weeks ago

Manager Terry Lovullo said that Greinke (shoulder) is fully healthy but will take things slow this spring, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-handed ace sat out the end of the season with a shoulder injury, but the Diamondbacks are confident that he'll be 100 percent for Opening Day. They'll still take the cautious approach with their stud pitcher, but Greinke seems to be good to go to try and rebound from last year's down campaign.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
5 months ago

Manager Chip Hale said Saturday that he does not expect Greinke (shoulder) to pitch again this season, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

The results of Greinke's MRI were favorable but he's already been ruled out for Tuesday and it now sounds like he will just shut it down with an eye toward 2017. The last-place Diamondbacks have absolutely no reason to rush the right-hander back into action with five years remaining on his deal. It's uncertain who will take Greinke's spot for the final two turns.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
5 months ago

Greinke (shoulder) will not make his next start Tuesday against the Nationals, despite MRI results on his shoulder revealing no structural damage, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It appears Greinke will avoid significant injury, but there's no guarantee he'll be healthy when his next turn in the rotation comes back around in roughly 10 days time. In his place, Patrick Corbin and Zack Godley both seem to be viable options for Tuesday's spot start.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
5 months ago

Greinke experienced shoulder stiffness during Wednesday's outing and was sent back to Phoenix to undergo an MRI, the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Chip Hale said Greinke was feeling better Friday than he did immediately following Wednesday's start, but the Diamondbacks aren't taking any chances with their $200-plus million investment. Greinke did not show any obvious signs of injury Wednesday, throwing 107 pitches during the outing with his normal velocity. He was scheduled to make two more starts before the end of the season but of course now those starts are very much in question.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
5 months ago

Greinke (13-7) gave up two runs on just two hits -- but four walks -- with seven strikeouts over six innings Wednesday in a win over San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

The Diamondbacks and Padres are in the midst of a race for fourth place in the NL West, and Greinke's disastrous first season in Arizona is a big reason behind his team's place in the cellar. Despite ending his three-game losing streak Wednesday, he's now walked four batters in three consecutive starts. It's been one thing or another for Greinke this year -- when he's not walking hitters, he's giving up homers. He did both Wednesday, with his 23rd homer allowed this season building on an already career-high total.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
5 months ago

Greinke (12-7) lost after allowing three runs (one earned) on four hits and four walks with four strikeouts in six innings during Friday's 3-2 loss to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Greinke fell to 0-3 in September despite notching his second straight quality start. He struggled with his control again, however, issuing four walks for the second straight start -- the fifth time in his last six outings that he's walked multiple batters. Free passes have prevented Greinke from pitching deep into games lately, as he's completed more than six innings just once in his last 10 starts. He'll look to display better command in Wednesday's start at the Padres.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
6 months ago1 Comment

Greinke (12-6) allowed three runs on six hits and four walks with three strikeouts over six innings during Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Greinke bounced back from one of his worst outings of the season to post a quality start, but still suffered the defeat as he was out-dueled by Matt Moore. The four walks were a season-high for Greinke, who needed 113 pitches to complete six innings. While his 4.54 ERA and 1.28 WHIP have been somewhat inflated by a handful of bad starts, the former Cy Young winner hasn't been able to replicate his previous levels of success in his first season with Arizona. He'll try to be more economical with his pitches when he squares off against the Dodgers at home on Friday,

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
6 months ago1 Comment

Greinke (12-5) served up eight runs on nine hits despite six strikeouts over 4.2 innings in a loss Monday to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Greinke got tagged for a ridiculous five home runs, including four in the fifth inning. He hasn't matched his Cy Young caliber 2015 season in any facet in his debut campaign with the Diamondbacks, but his home run problems have been most striking. He has now issued 26 homers in just 24 starts after allowing just 14 last season. Arizona is a noted hitter's park, but that can't fully explain the problem, a big reason why Greinke's ERA is now up to a stunning 4.54.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
6 months ago

The Dodgers explored a trade for Greinke before Wednesday's deadline for players to become postseason eligible, but talks did not progress, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Rosenthal noted that the Dodgers could renew discussions in the offseason and seem to have a strong interest in bringing Greinke back. This is noteworthy because Greinke posted a 2.30 ERA for the Dodgers between 2013 and 2015, and was second in Cy Young voting last season. Greinke has not been nearly as successful in Arizona, as he currently has a 4.17 ERA, which would be his worst mark since 2010. A return to Los Angeles would likely boost Greinke's fantasy stock in 2017.