Zack Greinke SP LAD 5 Months

Greinke threw a bullpen session Wednesday, which he skipped when his elbow was tender,'s Ken Gurnick reports.

This is yet another good sign that Greinke's elbow is feeling better than it was last week, when he had a start pushed back. He'll take the bump Saturday with a favorable matchup in San Diego.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 5 Months

Greinke reported feeling good a day after going seven innings on Saturday, a good indication that his sore pitching elbow won't be an issue going forward, the Dodgers' official site reports.

Greinke was far from dominant (7 IP, 9 H, 4 ER) last time out, but the Dodgers appear to have dodged a bullet so far here.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 5 Months

Greinke (13-8) grabbed the win Saturday, giving up four runs on nine hits across seven innings while walking one and fanning four against the visiting Mets.

He also tossed 105 pitches, a good indication that the tenderness in his elbow isn't impacting his game too much, despite the fact he allowed two home runs. Greinke now has a 2.79 ERA and 1.17 WHIP -- both better than his career averages of 3.57 and 1.23 -- through 26 starts (164.1 innings) this season. He also has an eye-popping 36:174 BB:K ratio and has been terrific for the first-place Dodgers in 2014.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 5 Months

Greinke (elbow) has been confirmed as Saturday's starter against the Mets.

Despite a tender elbow, Greinke has been given the green light to toe the rubber Saturday oppose Jacob deGrom and thus will not miss a full turn in the rotation. The issue has reportedly been lingering for several weeks, and Greinke told SB Nation, "I expect to pitch at a 100-percent level, but I don't expect to feel 100 percent while I'm throwing," suggesting it may be something he has to manage the rest of the season.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 5 Months

Greinke (elbow) will have his next start pushed back to Saturday against the Mets, Ken Gurnick of reports.

It was revealed earlier in the week that Greinke has been pitching with a tender elbow for close to a month now, skipping bullpen sessions here and there as a way to manage the pain. The Dodgers will take advantage of Monday's off day and move Clayton Kershaw up to start Thursday, but Greinke is expected to go Saturday and thus will not miss a full turn in the rotation.

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Greinke could miss his next scheduled start (Thursday) due to elbow tenderness, the Dodgers' official site reports.

Manager Don Mattingly stated that he would know more on Greinke's status later on Wednesday. Carlos Frias would appear to be the most likely option to fill in for Greinke.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 5 Months

Greinke has been dealing with elbow soreness the last couple weeks, but felt "really strong" in Friday night's start, the Dodgers' official site reports.

Perhaps this explains Greinke's "struggles". He had allowed seven runs in his previous two starts before tossing five scoreless innings (but with five walks) Friday. Keep an eye on his status going forward, but it appears he'll be fine.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 5 Months

Greinke only gave up two hits in five innings without allowing a run in the no-decision on Friday against the Brewers.

There were some control issues for Greinke on Friday as he walked five hitters in total, although he did manage to strike out six. The Dodgers pulled Greinke after throwing 99 pitches in five innings. While it wasn't his best game of the season, he did manage to keep his club in the game. Greinke gets his next start against the Padres on Thursday.

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Greinke gave up four runs on eight hits over six innings in a losing effort against the Brewers on Saturday night.

Returning to Miller Park, where he's had plenty of success during his career, Greinke was victimized by a pair of long balls from Khris Davis and Carlos Gomez on Saturday night. He needed just 83 pitches to get through six innings, but the Dodgers' offense couldn't bail him out against Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers. Greinke will draw the Braves at Turner Field on Thursday for his next scheduled start.

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Greinke picked up his seventh loss of the season Monday, allowing three runs on six hits with five strikeouts in seven innings against the Angels.

It was a quality start for Greinke and only six base runners reached against him, but his Dodgers were shutout by Garrett Richards and the Angels. The right-hander falls to 12-7 with a 2.71 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and an excellent 158:29 K:BB ratio. Greinke will toe the rubber Saturday in Milwaukee.