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Zack Greinke | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (32) / 10/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (6) / KC
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Zack Greinke (oblique) threw a 45-pitch bullpen session Saturday.
Greinke came out of the session with no issues. Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that the club is still determining what the next step will be for Greinke, although it's possible he's ready to make a rehab start. A return in early August is looking likely if he can avoid a setback. Jul 24 - 9:14 AM

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Zack Greinke (oblique) is scheduled to throw off a mound Wednesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.

Greinke felt strong after a flat-ground throwing session Tuesday and is ready to take the next step in his rehabilitation from a left oblique strain. The right-hander acknowledged Wednesday that he will probably require a minor league rehab start, which would rule him out for next week's four-game series in Milwaukee. An early-August return is the safer bet.
Jul 20 - 1:11 PM

Zack Greinke (oblique) played catch Tuesday.

There's talk of Greinke returning next week during the Diamondbacks' four-game series in Milwaukee, but that seems pretty aggressive. Greinke, out since June 29 with a left oblique strain, still hasn't resumed throwing off a mound. An early-August activation is more likely.
Jul 19 - 6:26 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Zack Greinke (oblique) is still feeling tightness when he throws.

Greinke was aiming to return against Milwaukee at the end of the month but Hale said that's probably a long shot. The right-hander's return date will continue to be a moving target. Zack Godley has absorbed Greinke's spot in the starting rotation.
Jul 16 - 7:53 PM

Zack Greinke (oblique) played catch from a distance of 60 feet on Thursday.

Greinke felt strong during and after the short workout -- his first time throwing a baseball since he landed on the disabled list June 29 with a left oblique strain. Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic says the Diamondbacks are hoping their ace will return to the starting rotation July 25-26 against Milwaukee. That would probably rule out a minor league rehab start.
Jul 15 - 12:22 PM

Zack Greinke (oblique) hopes to resume throwing within the next day or two.

Greinke had been aiming to return to the Diamondbacks' rotation immediately after the All-Star break, but that is obviously not going to happen. "I don't think that date is attainable because that was contingent on him throwing Friday," Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Sunday. "He'll go back to Phoenix and hopefully throw in the next couple of days. He says he's almost to the point where he can play catch, so it's getting better." Greinke has been on the disabled list since June 29 with a strained left oblique.
Jul 11 - 8:07 AM

Diamondbacks placed RHP Zack Greinke on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 29, with a left oblique strain.

Greinke was hoping to miss just one start, but he underwent an MRI Saturday and evidently the test showed that the strain was bad enough to require a DL stint. He'll be eligible to return immediately after the All-Star break, although it's unclear at this time whether he'll be ready. Zack Godley will take his spot in the rotation.
Jul 3 - 1:17 PM

Zack Greinke (oblique) was expected to undergo an MRI on Saturday.

This was the plan all along so fantasy owners shouldn't be panicking. Greinke had his last start cut short after feeling tightness in his left oblique. Zack Godley is expected to start in Greinke's place Tuesday against the Padres.
Jul 2 - 8:18 PM

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Friday that Zack Greinke is doubtful to make his next start on Tuesday.

Hale did say there was a possibility he could rejoin the rotation next weekend, missing just one start. Greinke was forced to leave Tuesday's outing due to tightness in his left oblique. The Diamondbacks will obviously take every possible precaution not to risk further aggravation. Zack Godley seems the most likely candidate to start in his place on Tuesday.
Jul 1 - 6:10 PM

The Diamondbacks expect to have a clearer picture as to Zack Greinke's (oblique) status on Friday.

That's the day he's slated to throw his normal between-starts bullpen session. Greinke, who left Tuesday's outing with tightness in his left oblique, is scheduled to start again on Monday but might wind up needing a stint on the disabled list. "We’ve just got our fingers crossed," chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said. "I know there’s a lot of the season left after the All-Star break, so we want to be very careful. … We’ll be more careful than aggressive in pushing." If Greinke does need a DL stint, Zack Godley and possibly Braden Shipley are the most likely options to fill his spot in the rotation.
Jun 30 - 8:49 AM

Zack Greinke was forced to leave Tuesday's start against the Phillies due to tightness in his left oblique.

Oblique injuries can be tricky and tend to linger, so it's hard to speculate how much time, if any, Greinke could miss. It's likely that the team could play it safe and skip a start or two heading into the All-Star break.
Jun 28 - 11:15 PM

Zack Greinke was pulled from Tuesday's start against the Phillies after just two innings due to an apparent back injury.

Greinke felt something and grabbed for his back after throwing a warmup pitch before the third inning, and that was enough for the D'Backs coaching staff to lift him from the game. He allowed one run on four hits while striking out two before departing. Expect an update from the club shortly.
Jun 28 - 10:38 PM

Zack Greinke was serviceable in Thursday's no-decision against the Rockies, allowing three runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Greinke struck out four and walked two in what was a relatively uneventful outing. He surrendered an RBI double to Nolan Arenado and an RBI single to Trevor Story in the first inning, then coughed up a solo homer to Mark Reynolds in the second before settling down to toss goose eggs over his next 3 2/3 innings. Up next on the docket, Greinke will carry a 3.61 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 89/21 K/BB ratio (107 1/3 frames) into a home start against the Phillies.
Jun 24 - 12:31 AM

Zack Greinke delivered eight innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Diamondbacks' 4-1 victory over the Phillies.

Greinke gave up a solo shot to Odubel Herrera in the bottom of the first inning, but he was otherwise brilliant. Arizona managed only three hits and one walk against him, and he struck out six. The ace right-hander has been on a roll since late April and now boasts a 10-3 record, 3.54 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 85/19 K/BB ratio in 101 2/3 total innings for the year. He gets the Rockies at Coors Field next.
Jun 18 - 5:55 PM

Zack Greinke turned in a strong performance in Monday's win over the Dodgers, surrendering two runs on seven hits over seven innings.

Greinke struck out six and walked two on the evening. Justin Turner burned him for an RBI double in the first inning and Corey Seager crushed a solo home run in the fifth, but otherwise, it was smooth sailing for the Diamondbacks' big-money offseason acquisition. After a slow start to the season, he has been stupendous of late, with just seven total runs allowed in his last five starts (37 innings). At the end of April, Greinke's ERA stood at a robust 5.50 ERA. After Monday's nice turn in the rotation, it now sits at 3.75. The buy-low window looks like it might have closed. A Sunday afternoon road showdown with the Phillies awaits him next time out as he looks to continue his recent hot streak.
Jun 14 - 1:07 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Chris Herrmann
3Tuffy Gosewisch
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Jean Segura
2Phil Gosselin
3Michael Freeman
SS1Nick Ahmed
3B1Jake Lamb
LF1Yasmany Tomas
2Rickie Weeks
CF1Chris Owings
2Michael Bourn
3Socrates Brito
4A.J. Pollock
RF1David Peralta
2Brandon Drury
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Zack Greinke
2Patrick Corbin
3Rubby De La Rosa
4Robbie Ray
5Archie Bradley
6Zack Godley
7Braden Shipley
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Tyler Clippard
2Daniel Hudson
3Randall Delgado
4Josh Collmenter
5Jake Barrett
6Andrew Chafin
7Enrique Burgos
8Dominic Leone
9Zac Curtis