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21 Zack Greinke SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/195 | Birthdate: 10/21/1983 | Birthplace: Orlando, FL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: No College | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $21,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/86 | Average Draft Position: 37.25
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Dodgers SP Zack Greinke tosses another 'pen session


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5:10 pm ET) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke completed another bullpen session on Tuesday, per MLB.com. Manager Don Mattingly told reporters he's progressed "steadily" since receiving a routine injection into his elbow in late February. He remains without a timetable for game action.

Dodgers' Zack Greinke (elbow) tosses 23-pitch bullpen session


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke tossed a 23-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday without any discomfort, according to MLB.com. Greinke, who received a routine injection into his elbow last week, also threw on flat surface Sunday and Monday.

The 31-year-old finished 2014 with a 17-8 record and 207 strikeouts over 202 1/3 innings pitched.


Dodgers' Zack Greinke (elbow) to throw bullpen session Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke is slated to throw his first bullpen session Tuesday since receiving an injection into his elbow last week, per MLB.com. Greinke threw on flat surface Sunday and Monday.

Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke throws again Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke threw for a second straight day Monday on a flat surface. Greinke received a precautionary elbow injection Thursday.

Greinke, heading into a contract season with the Dodgers, threw 202 1/3 innings in 2014 with 207 strikeouts while posting a 17-8 record.


Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke resumes throwing Sunday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/22/2015) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke resumed throwing Sunday after getting a couple of days off for rest for an elbow injection, reports MLB.com.

The Dodgers are being careful with Greinke throughout spring training, trying to keep him fresh for the season. He finished 2014 with a 17-8 record and 207 strikeouts over 202 1/3 innings pitched.


Dodgers' Greinke shut down 'few days' after 'scheduled' elbow injection


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke received a "scheduled" lubricating injection in his right elbow on Thursday as part of preseason conditioning, and will be shut down for a few days, per the team's official website.

The 31-year-old right hander threw five bullpen sessions prior to reporting to camp. Don Mattingly told reporters that Greinke has had same lubricating injection in his elbow all three springs with Dodgers.

"It's pretty much been a common spring thing since we've had him," Mattingly said, per SB Nation.

Greinke went 17-8 with a 2.71 ERA and 207:43 K:BB ratio in 202 1/3 innings in 2014.


Dodgers' Greinke won't decide on opting out until after season


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Previously, Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke told reporters to check in with him about his contract, which has an opt out clause that goes into effect after the 2015 season, when spring training rolled around.

Now that it's here, he said he won't have an answer until this coming season is finished.

"Maybe it’s just a question that you guys ask me because I answer some questions I shouldn’t," Greinke said, via the Los Angeles Times. "But it seems to be a pretty obvious thing that it’s something that you don’t talk about. The teams have options all the time. They don’t comment before the season ends if they’re going to accept or decline a player’s contract. You’re always weighing things as they go and no one’s going to accept before they need to or decline a contract before they need to because so many things can happen. So I won’t have any answers until the season’s over.

Greinke has $71 million remaining after this year on his current deal that runs through 2018. It's likely he'd command much more than that in the open market if he were to become a free agent.


Dodgers SP Zack Greinke hasn't decided whether to opt out


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke said Saturday that he's yet to decide whether to opt out of his contract at the end of next season but added, "There's not really better options anywhere besides here," the Los Angeles Times reports.

Greinke is set to make $23 million in 2015, and he's due another $71 million over the following three seasons if he remains under his current contract. The Dodgers said earlier this offseason that they wouldn't discuss a contract extension with the pitcher during the winter.

Greinke went 17-8 with a 2.71 ERA and 207:43 K:BB ratio in 202 1/3 innings in 2014.


Dodgers have no plans to extend Zack Greinke this winter


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) Dodgers president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman said Monday they would not discuss a contract extension with pitcher Zack Greinke this winter, according to the L.A. Times

The 31-year-old right hander is currently signed through 2018, but Greinke can opt out of his current deal in 2015. 

In doing so, Greinke would forfeit the final three years and $71 million he is due. 

He went 17-8 last year with a 2.71 ERA and 207 strikeouts. 


Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke to start final two games of NLDS for Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) The Dodgers have announced their starters for the final two games of the National League Division Series against the Cardinals, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The team will roll with Clayton Kershaw on short rest for Game 4 on Thursday. He has a 0.96 ERA in three career postseason starts on 3-4 days rest. Zack Greinke, who was penciled in for Game 4, will instead start Game 5, if needed.


Dodgers' Zack Greinke fires seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball in Game 2


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke twirled a gem but wasn't a factor into the decision in Game 2 of the National League Division Series at home against the Cardinals on Saturday.

Greinke fired seven scoreless innings of two-hit ball. He was pulled for J.P. Howell in the eighth inning, who allowed a game-tying two-run home run to Matt Carpenter, knocking Greinke out of the decision. Greinke struck out seven and walked two in a 3-2 win. He tossed 103 pitches, 71 of which were strikes.

In 31 career starts at Dodger Stadium, Greinke has posted a 2.24 ERA with a 209:40 L:BB ratio over 205 1/3 innings. He has yet to allow more than four earned runs in a start at home for the Dodgers.


Zack Greinke tosses eight two-run innings in win vs. Giants


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke earned a win Tuesday, allowing two earned runs on six hits in eight innings while striking out five and walking none in his team's 4-2 victory over the Giants.

Greinke (16-8) pitched very well after being staked to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but his one blemish came against the opposing pitcher, with Madison Bumgarner slugging a two-run home run. He hadn't surrendered a home run in four straight starts before Bumgarner's blast. Greinke owns a 2.74 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 201:42 K:BB ratio in 197 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Rockies in the season finale, but the Dodgers could choose to save him for the playoffs depending on how the next few days go.


Zack Greinke takes step back in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke took a step back in a no-decision to the Cubs in Chicago on Thursday. He coughed up four runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out five over five innings of work.

Over his last three starts covering 17 innings, Greinke has allowed six earned runs. He owns a 2.76 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP over 30 starts (189 1/3 innings). He will look to bounce back Tuesday at home against San Francisco.

Zack Greinke helps his cause in convincing win over Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2014) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke helped his cause at the plate and dominated the Giants in San Francisco on Saturday, scattering four hits over six scoreless frames to improve to a 15-8 on the year.

Greinke launched a two-run home run in the sixth inning. He struck out five and did not issue a walk in a 17-0 victory. Of his 84 pitches, 54 were strikes. Over his last three starts covering 20 innings, Greinke gas allowed three earned runs. He will make his next start Thursday in Chicago against the Cubs.

Zack Greinke extends dominance over Diamondbacks


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke continued his dominance over Arizona in Sunday's 7-2 win. After allowing two runs on six hits over six innings, Greinke is 5-0 with a 1.59 ERA in his last six starts against the Diamondbacks.

Greinke struck out four and walked three. Now 14-8 with a 2.73 ERA, Greinke will face the Giants in San Francisco on Saturday.


Hyun-Jin Ryu, Zack Greinke swapped in rotation


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) The Dodgers swapped pitchers Hyun-Jin Ryu and Zack Greinke in the rotation for this weekend's series against the Diamondbacks, in order to split up the team's lefties in the next few days.

Greinke will now pitch Sunday to close out the series against the Diamondbacks, while Ryu will take the mound Saturday.  


Dodgers make changes to weekend rotation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(9/5/2014) The Dodgers have flip-flopped starters Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu for the weekend series against visiting Arizona. The former is set to start Sunday with Ryu going Saturday.

Zack Greinke gets back on track in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/31/2014) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke bounced back with a dominant outing but was unable to factor into the decision Saturday against the Padres. The right-hander permitted one earned run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight over eight innings of a 2-1 defeat.

Over his last three starts covering 20 innings, Greinke has allowed only four earned runs. He owns a 2.72 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 27 starts (172 1/3 innings). His next start will come Friday at home against Arizona.

Zack Greinke wins despite shaky start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2014) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke pulled out a win Saturday against the Mets.

Greinke allowed four runs, three earned, on nine hits over seven innings. He struck out four and walked one during the outing. Greinke got off to a nice start, throwing three scoreless innings to open the game. He was tagged for three runs in the fourth inning. Greinke allowed a single and a runner reached on an error, putting two men on. Juan Lagares then belted a three-run shot to left center. Only two runs were charged to Greinke. A Lucas Duda solo shot in the sixth gave Greinke his third earned run.

The Dodgers got to Jacob deGrom, giving Greinke the win. He improved to 13-8. He’ll take on the Padres in his next start.


Zack Greinke ready for Saturday start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke was in the team's starting lineup Saturday against the Mets.

Greinke is dealing with a minor elbow issue, and the club decided to push him back a few days. He was always expected to make the start, so the move shouldn't come as a surprise. Greinke has a 2.75 ERA over 157 1/3 innings. 


Zack Greinke playing catch prior to start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/22/2014) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke played catch on flat ground Friday, according to MLB.com.

Greinke was pushed back in the rotation in order to rest his elbow. He's slated to return to the mound Saturday against the Mets. Greinke has a 2.75 ERA over 157 1/3 innings. 


Dodgers shuffle rotation to rest Zack Greinke's elbow


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) The Dodgers announced Wednesday that pitcher Zack Greinke has had his start pushed back from Thursday to Saturday as he deals with a minor elbow issue.

Clayton Kershaw will take the mound Thursday in Greinke's place and pitch on regular rest, while Dan Haren will pitch Friday. Manager Don Mattingly indicated Wednesday that he doesn't expect Greinke's elbow issue to earn him a trip to the disabled list, MLB.com reports.


Zack Greinke may miss Thursday's scheduled start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly indicated after Tuesday's game that pitcher Zack Greinke wasn't a certainty to make his scheduled start Thursday, the Orange County Register reports.

It was reported before the game that Greinke was dealing with minor elbow soreness, and there's a possibility Greinke's availability is linked to his elbow issue. Mattingly said that starting Greinke Thursday is a "possibility."


Zack Greinke dealing with minor elbow soreness


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2014) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday that pitcher Zack Greinke is dealing with minor elbow soreness, MLB.com reports.

Greinke is not on the team's medical update list, and the manager indicated that the issue was just part of pitching over the course of a season. Greinke walked five batters in his last start but didn't surrender any earned runs.


Zack Greinke struggles with control in no-decision


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke struggled with his control Friday.

Greinke tossed five scoreless innings against the Brewers, giving up just two hits. He had a tough time with his control, walking five. Greinke did manage to strike out six batters. Greinke allowed both his hits in the first inning. Walks hurt him the rest of the way. Greinke went through a stretch in the fourth inning where he walked three straight batters to load the bases. Despite those struggles, he did not allow any runs.

Milwaukee scored five runs in the eighth and forced Greinke to a no-decision. He’ll take on the Padres in his next start.