Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 weeks ago

Greinke allowed one run on two hits over six innings while striking out four and walking one against the Padres on Tuesday night. He did not factor in the decision.

After the Padres put a run on the board in the first inning, Greinke was pretty much untouchable the rest of the way. The bullpen let him down Tuesday, however, as the six relievers who followed him into the game allowed a combined six runs. Greinke is positioned to make his second start of the week Sunday in Arizona.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 3 weeks ago

Greinke made a minor mechanical adjustment in a minor league game on Wednesday and allowed two runs over seven innings with a 9:0 K:BB, the Dodgers' official site reports.

"Not many guys can make one pitch and completely turn their game around," catcher Yasmani Grandal said. "He was like, they're not going to hit me anymore. It was a mechanical thing, Honey said something with his face or the way he was looking." Greinke looks to be on target for a strong season again in 2015.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 3 weeks ago

Greinke will not make another Cactus League start, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

Instead, Greinke will pitch in a minor league game Wednesday and then rest for two extra days before taking the hill for his 2015 regular-season debut. Greinke failed to make it out of the fourth inning Friday against the Giants, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks with three strikeout over 3.2 innings. He did not throw more than four innings in any spring start.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 1 month ago

Greinke tossed three innings of one-run ball on Monday and reported better command this time around, the Dodgers' official site reports.

"Nothing was good, nothing was bad," said Greinke, who allowed a solo homer to Josh Phegley. "Better than my last start. Today I mixed it up better than the last start, better location with my fastball." No health concerns for Greinke at this point.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 1 month ago

Greinke (elbow) reported feeling good after a bullpen session Friday and remains on track to make his Cactus League debut Wednesday against the Cubs, the Dodgers' official site reports.

"Everything worked pretty good," said Greinke, who threw all of his pitches. "You're just building your arm speed up and trying to get comfortable with hitters in the box. That all worked out." It appears the early spring elbow soreness won't be an issue going forward.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 months ago

Greinke (elbow) will throw his first live batting practice Friday, and is expected to join the rotation Wednesday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

Greinke has thrown bullpen sessions up to this point, but has yet to face live hitting. It appears Friday is the date for that, followed by a return to the rotation next week. Assuming there aren't any setbacks, he should be good to go and ready for the beginning of the regular season.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 months ago

Greinke (elbow) made it through a 23-pitch bullpen session Tuesday without showing any signs of discomfort, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Everything seems to be business as usual, after Greinke had his annual elbow-lubricating injection on Thursday. He'll look to build on a 2014 campaign that represents arguably his best season since his 2009 masterpiece in Kansas City.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 months ago

Greinke (elbow) is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session of spring training Tuesday, mlb.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

Greinke had a lubricating injection in his elbow Thursday, but it's something he has done every year, so there's seemingly nothing to worry about. His quick return to the mound should confirm that sentiment.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 months ago

Greinke (elbow) will throw off flat ground Monday, the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez reports.

He did the same on Sunday and felt fine afterward, so it sounds like everything is going well after he had a lubricating injection in his elbow last week. The injection was an annual procedure Greinke has when he reports to camp and he should be considered fine moving forward.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 months ago

Greinke had a lubricating injection in his elbow Thursday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.According to Gurnick, this will shut Greinke down for just a few days. The injection was a preemptive measure to prevent the "annual spring dead arm." Greinke should be back on the mound in a few days.