Zack Greinke
SP ARI
2 weeks ago

Greinke threw five innings on a back field Monday and topped out at 91 mph, Bob McManaman of the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although it wasn't a Cactus League matchup, Greinke's increase in velocity from his previous outing last week is encouraging. Keep in mind, that he's working on a different schedule from last year, so the drop in velocity compared to this time last year is slightly less concerning as he may still be building up strength over the final two-plus weeks of spring training. It's still a situation worth monitoring, nonetheless.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
2 weeks ago

Greinke's fastball topped out at 89.5 mph during his second start of the spring Wednesday, the Arizona Republic reports.

EDGE Analysis

By comparison, he topped 93 mph in his second start of the spring last season. Greinke started his throwing program later than usual because the D-backs allowed him to make his own schedule. The reason for the adjustment isn't entirely clear, but Greinke's reduced velocity Wednesday led to hard contact in the first inning, but he settled in somewhat as the outing progressed. Keep a close eye on Greinke's velocity numbers this spring, as a rebound from his disappointing first season in the desert is less likely if his arsenal has eroded.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
4 weeks ago

Manager Torey Lovullo named Greinke the Opening Day starter Friday, Nick Piecoro of AZ Central reports

EDGE Analysis

The news comes as no surprise; Greinke is still considered the ace of the staff even after his disappointing 2016 campaign. The right-hander has been taking it easy this spring as he recovers from a season-ending shoulder injury, but is expected to make his first Cactus League start Friday against the Dodgers. After posting a career-best 1.66 ERA in 2015, Greinke slumped to a dismal 4.37 last year, a stat he'll aim to improve upon in his 14th major league season. Expect the three-time All-Star to be back in form and ready for action within the coming weeks.

Zack Greinke
SP ARI
1 month 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
1 month 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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
6 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.