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Zack Greinke | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 192
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Zack Greinke (elbow) threw a 23-pitch bullpen session Tuesday with no apparent discomfort.
Greinke received a lubricating injection in his elbow last Thursday, but he's already back on a mound. He has received a similar treatment in his previous two springs with the Dodgers, so it was strictly a precautionary measure. Feb 24 - 12:12 PM

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Zack Greinke (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

Greinke received a lubricating injection in his elbow on Thursday, but he played catch Sunday and threw off flat ground on Monday. He has received injections in previous springs to prevent dead arm, so it's not a major concern. He still has plenty of time to get ready for the start of the season.
Feb 24 - 10:07 AM

Zack Greinke (elbow) will throw off flat ground again Monday in Dodgers camp.

Greinke played catch Sunday for the first time since receiving a lubricating injection in his elbow last Thursday and the workout went smoothly. The right-hander has turned to lubricating injections several times in the past to help with dead-arm phases and they seem to do the trick. He is fully expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. Greinke, 31, can opt out of his contract with Los Angeles after the 2015 World Series.
Feb 23 - 11:52 AM

Zack Greinke (elbow) will resume playing catch on Sunday.

Greinke received a lubricating injection in his elbow on Thursday, but it's something he's had to do often at the beginning of spring training and not considered a big deal. He should resume throwing off a mound before long and have a relatively normal spring. Greinke can exercise an opt-out clause in his contract after the 2015 season.
Feb 22 - 11:39 AM

Zack Greinke received a lubricating injection in his elbow on Thursday as a precautionary measure to combat the "dead arm" phase that most hurlers experience in the spring.

The veteran right-hander will be shut down for a few days before resuming throwing. While it sounds as nothing more than a precautionary measure, any mention of elbow or shoulder for a starting pitcher is always mildly concerning. It shouldn't affect his draft stock at this point, but is something worth monitoring as spring training progresses.
Feb 21 - 11:44 AM

Zack Greinke said Saturday that he's undecided on whether he'll exercise the opt-out clause in his contract after the 2015 season.

Greinke has stated previously that how Max Scherzer and Jon Lester fared in free agency "will say a lot." Given that they ended up getting a combined $365 million between them, it's fair to say Greinke will probably opt out as long as he stays healthy this season. He'll have three years and $71 million left on his contract after 2015 and would likely get a better deal than that on the open market even though he'll turn 32 in October. Dodgers president Andrew Friedman has said the team did not plan to discuss an extension with Greinke this winter.
Feb 1 - 10:21 AM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Dodgers have had "no discussions" about trading Zack Greinke.

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish wrote Wednesday that the Dodgers might float Greinke's name this winter because they're worried that he's going to opt out of his contract after the 2015 season, but it doesn't make much sense for a contending team to deal one of the top starting pitchers in baseball. There was never any fire to that smoke. Greinke registered a 2.71 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 207/43 K/BB ratio in 202 1/3 innings this past season for Los Angeles.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 01:22:00 PM

According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Dodgers may make Zack Greinke available for trade this winter.

Per a source, some within the Dodgers organization are concerned Greinke may opt out of his contract after next season to become a free agent. Greinke is signed through 2018 and will make $71 million over the final three years of his deal, so it's not a guarantee that he would exercise that option -- any team acquiring him would also be running the risk that he opts out as well. The Dodgers are obviously hoping to contend in 2015 and a Greinke trade seems very unlikely, but it's not out of the realm of possibilities either.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 11:18:00 PM

Zack Greinke has been named the 2014 National League Gold Glove winner at pitcher.

It's Greinke's first Gold Glove, though he's always been regarded as a superb fielding pitcher. He topped Adam Wainwright and teammate Clayton Kershaw for the award.
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 07:58:00 PM

Zack Greinke tossed seven scoreless innings in the Dodgers' NLDS Game 2 defeat of the Cardinals.

Greinke was fantastic, yielding only two hits over his seven shutout frames. Now the best-of-five is tied at a game apiece. Greinke could be called on again to pitch Game 5 if the series makes it back to Los Angeles.
Sun, Oct 5, 2014 02:30:00 AM

Zack Greinke looked sharp in his final regular season tune-up on Sunday, hurling five innings of one-run ball in a victory over the Rockies.

Greinke scattered just four hits and a walk while punching out six on the afternoon. He concludes another terrific regular season with a 17-8 record, 2.71 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 207/43 K/BB ratio in 202 1/3 innings.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 08:14:00 PM

Zack Greinke pitched eight innings of two-run ball Tuesday as the Dodgers topped the Giants 4-2.

Greinke struck out five, walked none, and allowed six hits. One of those hits was a two-run Madison Bumgarner homer in the third. Fortunately for Greinke, Bumgarner gave up four runs across the way to drop the decision. Greinke has essentially been the difference in this division race, improving to 6-0 against the Giants this season. He boasts a 2.74 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 201/42 K/BB ratio. Greinke is scheduled to host Colorado on Sunday, but those plans could change.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 01:03:00 AM

Zack Greinke lasted only five innings, allowing four runs, in a no-decision against the Cubs on Thursday.

Greinke wasn't particularly efficient, needing 112 pitches to get through his five frames. He scattered nine hits with one walk and five strikeouts. All told, though, Greinke has had another marvelous season, sporting a 2.76 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a 196/42 K/BB ratio. He'll look to grab his 16th win of the season when he faces the Giants at home on Tuesday.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 12:08:00 AM

Zack Greinke pitched four-hit ball for six innings and homered Saturday as the Dodgers crushed the Giants 17-0.

Well, this is quite the response to Friday's 9-0 loss. Greinke also doubled and walked in addition to homering off Mike Kickham. He was lifted after 84 pitches, which the Dodgers probably preferred anyway; they've been trying to go easier on him since last month's mild elbow issue.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 12:46:00 AM

Zack Greinke held the Diamondbacks to two runs over six innings in Sunday's win.

Greinke gave up six hits and walked three, but he limited the damage enough for the win. It moved him to 14-8 with a 2.73 ERA on the year. Greinke will look for his 15th win -- a mark that would give him at least 15 wins in each of the past four seasons -- Saturday at the Giants.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 08:33:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
4Ali Solis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Darwin Barney
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Chris Heisey
3Scott Van Slyke
4Scott Schebler
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
3Kyle Jensen
4Matt Carson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Juan Nicasio
7Joe Wieland
8Zach Lee
9Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Dustin McGowan
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Chris Withrow
12Ryan Buchter
13Chad Gaudin
14David Huff