Zack Greinke SP LAD 1 Month

Zack Greinke (calf) threw 33 pitches over two innings in a simulated game on Saturday.

Greinke was working against Matt Kemp and several minor leaguers during the session. He's expected to be cleared for a return to Cactus League action next week and remains on track to be an option for the Dodgers Sunday night opener stateside.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 1 Month

Zack Greinke (calf) will throw live batting practice Saturday.

It was either going to be Saturday or Sunday. As long as he doesn't have any setbacks, Greinke should be ready to return to Cactus League action next week. The righty has been ruled out for the Dodgers' two games in Australia, but he should be an option to start in their first game back in the states.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 1 Month

Zack Greinke (calf) is scheduled to face hitters in live batting practice on Saturday or Sunday.

Greinke threw another bullpen session on Thursday with no issues, clearing the way for him to face hitters. As long as he doesn't have any setbacks, he should be ready to return to Cactus League action next week. Greinke has been ruled out for the Dodgers' two games in Australia, but he should be an option to start in their first game back in the states.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 1 Month

Zack Greinke (calf) threw another bullpen session on Thursday morning in Dodgers camp.

Greinke made 25 throws, mixing in breaking balls, and reported no physical discomfort. He should face live hitters next in a simulated setting and could then return to Cactus League games. Greinke is likely a candidate to start March 30 in San Diego -- the Dodgers' first game back from their trip to Sydney, Australia.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 Months

Zack Greinke threw a bullpen session Wednesday for the first time since straining his right calf.

The workout went smoothly. Greinke has already been scratched off the schedule for the Dodgers' season-opening series with the Diamondbacks on March 22-23 in Australia and can now focus on getting properly tuned up for his state-side debut. He'll presumably be a candidate to pitch March 30 in San Diego.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 Months

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Monday that Zack Greinke (calf) will not be ready to pitch in the team's March 22-23 games in Australia.

They figure the right-hander will be healthy by then, but having his stamina built up is another matter. "He's not going to be 90 pitches by that time," Mattingly said. Greinke long-tosses from 120 feet Monday, but there's no timetable for his return to the mound. He should still have time to get ready for Opening Day in the states.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 Months

Zack Greinke (calf) played catch from 120 feet Monday.

Greinke had to be scratched from a scheduled bullpen session on Saturday after feeling pain in the area of his right calf strain and was limited to long toss on Monday morning in Dodgers camp. There's no timetable yet for his return to mound work and he can probably be ruled out at this point for the Dodgers' season-opening series against the Diamondbacks in Sydney, Australia.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 Months

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that there's no timetable for Zack Greinke's (calf) return.

Greinke was unable to throw a bullpen session Saturday as originally hoped and didn't feel any better Sunday. "We're still going to be cautious with him," Mattingly said. At this point, Greinke seems unlikely to make the trip with the Dodgers to Australia. However, he should still have plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day in the states.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 Months

Zack Greinke (calf) reported feeling better and will throw on flat ground on Saturday.

Greinke was forced to depart Thursday's Cactus League outing early due to a strained right calf. The issue doesn't appear to be a major concern at this point, and shouldn't impact his status for the regular season.

Zack Greinke SP LAD 2 Months

Zack Greinke (calf) will miss his next scheduled spring training start on Tuesday.

The team is playing it very cautiously with their prized right-hander after leaving Thursday's Cactus League debut with a right calf strain. He'll resume playing catch on Saturday and still has plenty of time to get himself ready for the team's opening series against the Diamondbacks in Australia.