by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/16/2013) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke made his first start since April 11 on Wednesday night against the Nationals. After missing time due to a broken collarbone, he allowed one run on five hits over 5 1/3 innings in a 3-1 win.
The right-hander surrendered a solo home run to Adam LaRoche in the fourth for his lone damage. He was done after throwing 83 pitches, 50 for strikes.
Greinke also struck out four with no walks while running his record to 2-0.
His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against his former team -- the Brewers.
Zack Greinke activated for start
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/15/2013) The Dodgers activated pitcher Zack Greinke from the 15-day disabled list for Wednesday's start against the Nationals. He had been out since suffering a broken collarbone on April 11.
Zack Greinke coming back Wednesday
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) The Dodgers announced that pitcher Zack Greinke will return from the disabled list to start Wednesday's series finale against the Nationals. The right-hander has been out since suffering a broken collarbone on April 11.
Greinke went 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in two starts before landing on the DL.
Zack Greinke's next start location still up in air
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) A report Monday said the Dodgers are still undecided as to where injured pitcher Zack Greinke (left collarbone) will make his next start, MLB.com reports. The report cited manager Don Mattingly.
Greinke completed a bullpen session Sunday and the team's medical staff was expected to determine where his next start would come Monday. There was some talk that Greinke could come off the DL to start Wednesday against Washington.
The right-hander hasn't pitched with the Dodgers since suffering a fractured left collarbone during a brawl against the Padres on April 11. He is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in two starts.
Zack Greinke decision coming Monday
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke (left collarbone) completed a successful bullpen session Sunday and the team's medical staff is expected to determine his official status for a return to the rotation on Monday, the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Greinke, who made his first rehab start with Class A Rancho Cucamonga last Friday, is tentatively slated to return Wednesday against Washington.
The right-hander hasn't pitched with the Dodgers since suffering a fractured left collarbone during a brawl against the Padres on April 11. He is 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in two starts.
Zack Greinke could return Wednesday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Dodgers starter Zack Greinke, who broke his collarbone a month ago, reported no lingering signs of his injury after starting his rehab assignment Friday night with Class A Rancho Cucamonga.
Greinke, who pitched 4 1/3 innings Friday, could be ready to return from the disabled list as early as Wednesday at home against the Nationals.
"It won't be his decision," manager Don Mattingly said. "It's not so much that he's ready to pitch here, it's that they're willing to take the risk of everything that could happen while he's pitching here. I think we would all like it to be here. But I'd also like him to be totally ready."
Greinke told MLB.com that he is close to 100 percent.
"I'll be close to 100 percent, physically," Greinke said. "Pitching-wise, close to 100 percent. I'm probably five starts until I'm 100 percent pitching-wise and they don't want to wait that long."
Zack Greinke starts rehab assignment
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Dodgers starter Zack Greinke, on the 15-day disabled list, began his rehab assignment with Class A Rancho Cucamonga Friday.
Greinke ran into some trouble, as his defense committed three errors. The right-hander allowed eight runs -- three earned -- and six hits over 4 1/3 innings of work. He struck out four and did not issue a walk in 80 pitches, 54 strikes.
The 29-year-old remains hopeful of joining the rotation Wednesday against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium.
Zack Greinke's price about to rise again
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/10/2013) If you were hoping to buy low on Zack Greinke, your time is running out. Set to make a rehab start Friday, he might be just two weeks away from returning, with some reports suggesting he's aiming for even sooner than that.
The initial timteable following surgery to repair his fractured collarbone was eight weeks, but at the time, the Dodgers thought he'd have to rebuild his arm strength. He's been able to continue throwing throughout his recovery.
When healthy, Greinke is a borderline ace, but with only two starts this year and injury concerns dating to spring training, his owner might view him as something of a headache. When he's back on a major-league mound, all bets are off, but right now you might still be able to land him with an Alex Rios or Austin Jackson type.
Greinke, who is four weeks removed from surgery to repair a fractured collarbone, threw 60 pitches in his last bullpen session and is hoping to reach 75 in his minor-league start. Barring any setbacks, Greinke could join the rotation as early as Wednesday against the Nationals at Dodger Stadium, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Zack Greinke hitting 90 mph in 'pen sessions
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Dodgers manager Don Mattingly told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday that pitcher Zack Greinke has reached 90 mph on the radar gun in his recent bullpen sessions.
He threw about 60 pitches during a session Tuesday and appears to be ahead of scheduled in his recovery from a fractured collarbone.
"I don’t know how I’d be throwing over 100 pitches, but throwing 50 to 75 should be pretty easy at this point," Greinke said. "I’ve just got to get consistency and be able to get hitters out. That’s what I’m working on in the bullpen, making good pitches. You take some time off, you’re a little rusty."
Zack Greinke waiting on healing process
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Dodgers starter Zack Greinke, on the 15-day disabled list, threw another bullpen session on Tuesday but told MLB.com he will not be able to advance to a game situation until his collarbone heals.
"The main concern is running into people," Greinke said.
The right-hander added that his pitching arm strength is "pretty good" and has taken a couple of "dry swings" with a bat, "but I didn't try to hit an imaginary home run."
"I feel more than you would with a normal arm, but not anything major," Greinke said.
We might be getting Zack Greinke back early
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Watching Zack Greinke go down in just his second start for the Dodgers this season was disappointing, but the news since he underwent surgery to repair his fractured collarbone has been consistently positive.
Greinke threw a full bullpen session Saturday without discomfort, an indication that he might have shaved as much as two weeks off his initial eight-week timetable to recover. If so, it looks like we could get Greinke back before the end of May.
It obviously still hurts for Fantasy owners to have to live without their projected ace, but the updated timetable should put you at ease. If you were thinking about pulling the trigger on a panic trade to shore up your rotation, this could be the news that steadies your hand.
Zack Greinke working ahead of schedule
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, who is on the 15-day disabled list, completed his first full bullpen session Saturday. He threw roughly 40 pitches in front of pitching coach Rick Honeycutt, manager Don Mattingly and medical director Stan Conte without discomfort.
"He's feeling pretty good," Mattingly said. "That doesn't mean there aren't still boxes we need to check off before he's ready (to go on a rehab assignment)."
Greinke, who originally had an eight-week timetable from a fractured left collarbone, is three weeks into his recovery process and is working ahead of schedule, according to MLB.com. His prognosis could be cut down by two weeks, barring any set backs, the Orange County Register reports.
Zack Greinke throws from 90 feet
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, who is on the 15-day disabled list, threw from 90 feet on Monday as he continues to recover from a fractured left collarbone. The metal plate inserted to stabilize the fracture has not hindered his throwing program.
"I was pretty excited when he walked through the weight room today," manager Don Mattingly said. "He's feeling better. We're getting closer. We'll see if he's sore tomorrow or feels good again."
Zack Greinke to resume throwing next week
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/26/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke, on the disabled list with a fractured collarbone, is expected to resume throwing next week, according to BleacherReport.com. Greinke, who went 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA in his first two starts before landing on the DL, is expected to be out until at least mid-June.
Zack Greinke undergoes surgery
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke underwent surgery to insert a metal rod into his fractured collarbone. The procedure took 90 minutes.
Greinke is on the 15-day disabled list as a result of the injury, suffered during a brawl in Thursday's game against the Padres. He is expected to miss up to eight weeks while healing.
Zack Greinke set for surgery, out eight weeks
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Dodgers starter Zack Greinke, on the 15-day disabled list, will have surgery on his fractured left collarbone. He is expected to have a rod placed into his clavicle to align the fracture, which should keep sidelined for eight weeks.
Dodgers place Zack Greinke on the DL
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) As expected, the Dodgers have placed starter Zack Greinke on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left collarbone.
Greinke sustained the injury after Thursday night's brawl with San Diego outfielder Carlos Quentin. He started 1-0 with a 1.59 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP through his first two starts and could need at least 4-6 weeks to recover, though the Dodgers have yet to announce a concrete timetable.
Zack Greinke in the same boat as Jered Weaver
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/12/2013) As with Jered Weaver's fractured elbow, Zack Greinke's fractured collarbone is unfortunate, to say the least, but you really have no other choice than to stash him if you own him in Fantasy.
He's going to miss several weeks, and that sort of timetable will scare off most prospective buyers, leaving them to make half-hearted offers that don't account for the full scope of the season.
Selling Greinke for 50 cents on the dollar only compounds the loss by making it permanent. You don't have to win the league during the time he's out. You just have to keep it close. If your team isn't good enough to stay in the running without Greinke, then a pitcher half as good as him won't be enough to save it. Perhaps you should try selling off other parts instead.
Zack Greinke fractures collarbone in brawl
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke suffered a fractured collarbone in a sixth-inning brawl during his start Saturday, general manager Ned Colletti announced after the game. Greinke, who is expected to be placed on the disabled list, will return to Los Angeles Friday to see Dr. Neal Elattrache, the team announced.
A timetable for Greinke's recovery will likely be announced after he has met with team doctors.
Zack Greinke exits after bench-clearing altercation
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/12/2013) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke exited Thursday's start after hitting Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin, causing the batter to charge the mound and shoulder check Greinke before being tackled by catcher A.J. Ellis. The exchange took all three to the ground, causing the benches to clear.
After order was restored, Greinke was led off the field by a team trainer, having thrown 88 pitches and allowing two earned runs on five hits and a walk in five-plus innings of work while striking out four. It was not immediately clear whether he was removed for injury, ejected or removed due to a manager's decision.
Greinke's next scheduled opponent? The Padres in Los Angeles.
No issues for Zack Greinke in debut
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/6/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke put any concerns about his elbow behind him Friday in a quality start win over the Pirates.
Greinke's velocity was not exactly at midseason form, but he tossed 6 1/3 strong innings to earn the win in a 3-0 game. He allowed just two hits and no walks in the game, while striking out six batters. Greinke was pulled in the seventh inning with one out, after allowing his second hit of the game. He finished with 92 pitches, 56 for strikes.
Greinke averaged 90.7 miles per hour in the start, well below the 92.4 miles per hour he averaged a year ago. That does not mean he is not at full strength, as he had a number of starts a year ago where he averaged below 91.5 miles per hour with his fastball, including one as low as 89.5 miles per hour in July.
Greinke is expected to make his next start Wednesday against the Padres in San Diego. Greinke has never pitched in Petco Park, but he did win his lone start against the Padres in 2011, with two earned runs in six innings.
Zack Greinke ready for the season
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/31/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke made his final tune-up start of the spring Saturday, against the cross-town rivals the Angels.
Greinke threw 81 pitches in the outing and looked to be in fine form, limiting the Angels to just three hits in five innings. He allowed one run, while striking out five and walking one. He lowered his spring ERA to 5.53, and seems to be showing no signs of the elbow inflammation that slowed him earlier in camp.
Greinke's elbow issue did slow him down enough in camp that he has been bumped down in the rotation. Rather than open as the team's No. 2 starter, Greinke will make his start in the team's fourth game of the season, against the Pirates Friday. The Pirates jumped on Greinke for five runs in five innings in his lone start against them a year ago.
Zack Greinke set for second shift
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) The Dodgers' plan of a formidable lefty-righty combination between Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke will apparently have to wait.
Slowed by elbow soreness for much of the spring, Greinke was bumped from the No. 2 spot in the rotation and is scheduled to make his team debut in Los Angeles' fourth game of the season Friday against Pittsburgh, MLB.com reports.
Greinke needed more time to prepare after not pitching in a spring game for nearly four weeks. He has made just three appearances overall, registering a 7.88 ERA with five strikeouts and four walks.
Zack Greinke felt 'strong' in return
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke told MLB.com that his elbow felt fine after throwing three innings against the Royals in Monday's Cactus League outing.
"I felt strong, but obviously not if I'm walking three in a row. That's not normal if I'm feeling good," Greinke said. "I thought I felt good, but the results didn't imply that."
The 29-year-old added he should be ready for the start of the regular season.
"I should be. I think so," he said. "I'll definitely be there, if I can build up endurance. I need some improvement."
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke made his first Cactus League start since March 1 Monday night after dealing with a sore elbow. The right-hander allowed five runs on six hits with three walks and two strikeouts over three innings against the Royals.
Greinke, who has a 7.88 ERA in three spring starts, hopes to be ready to make his regular-season debut April 5 against the Pirates.
Zack Greinke eyeing Cactus League return
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke is back on track after another bullpen session Friday, and is set to make his return to Cactus League action Monday. Greinke has not pitched in an official game since March 1 due to elbow tenderness, but now has two scheduled starts remaining in the spring. According to MLB.com, Greinke was throwing without pain Friday, and is still hopeful that he will be able to build his arm strength to be able to make his regular-season debut April 5 against the Pirates.
Zack Greinke pleased with outing
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/20/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke (elbow) fared well during a minor-league start Wednesday. Greinke allowed one hit in four scoreless innings. He hit a batter and struck out two, while throwing 43 pitches.
"Elbow wasn't an issue today," Greinke said. "I wasn't worried about it. My arm felt really good and strong, but the pitches aren't 100 percent crisp yet."
Zack Greinke to face minor leaguers
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/20/2013) MLB.com reports Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke (elbow) will start in a minor-league game Wednesday. Greinke last appeared in a spring game March 1.
Zack Greinke moving to game action
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/18/2013) After emerging from a bullpen session without any discomfort in his sore elbow, Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke is slated to pitch in a game on Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reports. The team has not determined if the session will come in a Cactus League contest or a minor-league outing, but he will be restricted to 45 pitches.
Greinke reported no issues following a 40-pitch bullpen session on Sunday, less than a week after receiving a PRP injection to reduce the inflammation in his elbow. With a positive showing Wednesday, the right-hander could pitch in two more spring games before the start of the regular season. However, it's still unclear if he will be able to build up enough arm strength to make his first turn in the Dodgers' rotation.
Zack Greinke steps in right direction
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke (elbow) fired a successful bullpen session Sunday, less than a week after he received a PRP injection for his sore right elbow. Under the watchful eye of pitching coach Rick Honeycutt and manager Don Mattingly, Greinke delivered roughly 40 pitches during the workout and pitched out of both the windup and the stretch.
However, the right-hander refused to provide any insight on his availability for his first scheduled start of the regular season on April 2. "I’m just doing what’s laid out," he told the Los Angeles Times. "Our team, we got other starting pitchers. I’ve got to be ready. They’re going to weigh all that and decide when I’m going to pitch and stuff. I want to do what’s best for the team. It's not important what day."
Zack Greinke showing quick progress
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/16/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke (elbow) played catch for the second consecutive day Saturday and could advance to a bullpen session by next week, MLB.com reports.
Greinke received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow last Monday in the hope of eliminating some lingering irritation.
Los Angeles manager Don Mattingly remains uncertain when the team's newest ace will return to game action as he looks to preserve his health for opening day.
"[Greinke is] good. It sounds like he's encouraged after throwing," Mattingly said. "He called it a good day. If everything is good [Sunday], he can have a light bullpen. I'm not throwing a date out [for a game]."
Zack Greinke not confirmed for opening day
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke has been able to resume throwing the last few days, but he is still not sure when he will be able to return to a mound as he continues to recover from elbow inflammation.
Greinke played catch Friday with the team's medical personnel, throwing 63 times between 60 and 90 feet in his first attempt to throw since Monday.
Greinke's next step will likely be a bullpen session, though manager Don Mattingly told MLB.com he is not sure whether Greinke will require a disabled list trip to begin the season.
"Hypothetically, just doing the math, as soon as Zack is ready to go out, we'll get him back in there," Mattingly said.
Mattingly also said he would not be willing to use Greinke in truncated starts in the regular season, stressing that Greinke needs to be 100 percent in order for him to be on the active roster.
Greinke told reporters earlier in the day that he is still holding out hope that he will be ready for the team's opener April 2, but acknowledged he might not be at full strength yet.
Zack Greinke holding hope for opener
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke (elbow) remained confident he will make his first start of the season, but admitted he might not be at full strength. Greinke, plagued by elbow discomfort recently, is scheduled to make his season -- and team -- debut April 2 against San Francisco.
"I don't know for sure," Greinke told the Los Angeles Daily News on Thursday about his status. "We're just kind of working with the training staff. I'm kind of going by what they tell me. It's probably zero chance I'll be throwing that day at a full 120 pitches, but to actually pitch that day, I don't know what percentage, but it's definitely possible."
Zack Greinke not ready for bullpen session
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) Despite earlier reports, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday starting pitcher Zack Greinke (elbow) won't be able to throw a bullpen session until next week. It was first reported Greinke would throw Friday. Greinke is only scheduled to play catch Friday.
Zack Greinke to throw Friday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/14/2013) MLB.com reports Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke, who has been shut down because of inflammation in the back of his right elbow, is slated to throw a bullpen session Friday. He was originally scheduled to throw Thursday before being bumped back a day.
Greinke unsure about opener
(3/12/2013) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that he does not know what the issue is that has caused the discomfort in his elbow. The right-hander added that he is unsure if he will be ready to make his first scheduled start of the regular season on April 2. I dont know that either, Greinke said. Anything that you are all writing, I think, is premature. Nothings 100% sure either way. Greinke underwent an MRI exam last week that revealed no structural damage and team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache diagnosed him with inflammation in the back of his elbow on Monday.
Greinke avoids serious injury
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/11/2013) The Dodgers announced Monday starting pitcher Zack Greinke has been diagnosed with inflammation in the back of the right elbow after traveling to Los Angeles to be examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. An MRI performed last week in Arizona showed no structural damage to the ligaments or tendons. Greinke will receive a PRP injection and anti-inflammatory medicine. He will rest 2-3 days before returning to a progressive throwing program.
Concern for Greinke?
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/11/2013) The Dodgers announced starting pitcher Zack Greinke was scratched from his Monday spring start against the Brewers because of an elbow injury. He was replaced in the lineup by Hyun-Jin Ryu. The Dodgers also announced Greinke will travel to Los Angeles Monday to be examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache. Greinke said he doesn't feel 100 percent comfortable with his elbow, so he is going for a precautionary exam. He is expected back in camp by Monday afternoon. The Los Angeles Times reports Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Greinke already had an MRI on his elbow that came back "clean."
Elbow still bothering Greinke
(3/10/2013) MLB.com reports Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke is being considered as questionable for his Cactus League start on Monday due to lingering elbow discomfort. Greinke, who also recently dealt with an illness, missed a bullpen session nine days ago because of elbow stiffness. The club could keep the right-hander out as a precaution. "We'll see tomorrow," manager Don Mattingly said Sunday.
Greinke no longer with the flu
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/8/2013) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke, who had been dealing with the flu, threw a bullpen session Friday without any discomfort, reports MLB.com. "It felt good," Greinke said. "I feel a lot better after being sick earlier in the week. I'm good to have my workout now." Greinke is set to take the mound Monday, according to the Orange County Register.
Greinke scratched with illness
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (3/6/2013) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke was expected to start Wednesday against Mexicos World Baseball Classic team, despite dealing with some tightness in his forearm that caused him to cut a bullpen session short over the weekend. Unfortunately, Greinke came down with an illness prior to the start and was scratched. According to reporters, the forearm tightness is no longer an issue, however. It is not clear when his next start will be scheduled.
Tightness creeps up on Greinke
(3/3/2013) MLB.com reports Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke was scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Sunday but that did not happen due to a minor injury. Greinke had "a little forearm tightness and thought it best to give it a day to let it rest," pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. "It's nothing to be alarmed about. He's had it before and he's still expected to make his next start [Wednesday]." Greinke has allowed two earned runs over five innings in two Cactus League starts thus far.
Greinke works three innings
(3/1/2013) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke made his second start of the spring in Friday's Cactus League game against the Padres. He allowed two runs on five hits over three innings of work. Greinke also struck out one and walked one. "The hits I gave up were on fastballs that were strikes," he said. "They should hit those. If they were just crushing stuff no one should be hitting, I'd be a little more worried."
Greinke blanks ChiSox in debut
(2/24/2013) Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke made his Cactus League debut on Sunday against the White Sox and did not disappoint after signing a six-year, $159 million contract in the offseason. He worked two scoreless innings, allowing just one hit while striking out two. The right-hander threw all 11 of his pitches for strikes. "He knows exactly what he wants to do," manager Don Mattingly said. "Knowing it's his first time on the mound with the umpire and everything, obviously there were no issues."
Greinke places anxiety in order
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (2/15/2013) For new Dodgers starting pitcher Zack Greinke, the anxiety is there, and probably always will be, lurking in the back of his mind. It's just not an all-encompassing feeling anymore. Even as he prepares to pitch for Los Angeles, one of baseball's best-known franchises in one of the nation's largest population centers, Greinke can keep anxiety at bay. "I don't think about it at all. I don't get stressed by it," he said Friday. "It's just something that was a problem before, but it isn't now. I'm sure it could be somewhere in the future, but it's not anything that affects me."