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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 is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game on Wednesday.
He made it through Friday's Cactus League game without any issue, despite his command being worse than he would like. He owns an 11/6 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings on the spring and looks to be ready to go for Opening Day. Mar 28 - 1:29 PM

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Zack Greinke struggled in Friday's Cactus League outing against the Giants, allowing four runs (two earned) on five hits over 3 2/3 innings of work.

Greinke also issued a pair of walks while punching out three. The important thing to note is that Greinke felt good after the outing, even though his command wasn't where he wanted. The 31-year-old now boasts a 3.55 ERA and 11/6 K/BB ratio 12 2/3 innings on the spring.
Mar 28 - 12:55 AM

Zack Greinke tossed four scoreless innings in Saturday's exhibition start versus the Rangers.

Greinke looked good, limiting the Rangers to three hits and a walk while striking out six. The right-hander is potentially entering his final season with the Dodgers as he has the option to opt out of his six-year contract after the season. Greinke, 31, may be able to secure himself more money if he's able to match last season's 2.71 ERA and 207/43 K/BB ratio over 203 1/3 innings.
Mar 21 - 5:12 PM

Zack Greinke limited the Athletics to one run over three innings in his start on Monday.

Greinke's only hit resulted in the only run he allowed: a home run to Josh Phegley. He also walked one and struck out two. The right-hander had a slightly late start to the spring after getting an elbow injection in February, but there shouldn't be any concern about his ability to be healthy and productive in 2015.
Mar 16 - 7:12 PM

Zack Greinke wasn't sharp in his Cactus League debut versus the Cubs on Wednesday, giving up two runs on two hits and two walks in two innings.

Greinke threw more in the bullpen following his performance. He was slow to start after receiving a lubricating injection in his elbow in February, something he's had done multiple times before, so it isn't a big worry. Greinke, who could potentially opt out of his contract after the season, was an elite performer in 2014, finishing with a 2.71 ERA and a 207/43 K/BB ratio in 202 1/3 innings.
Mar 11 - 7:03 PM

Zack Greinke (elbow) threw live batting practice for the first time of the spring on Friday and came away feeling encouraged.

"Everything went good" the All-Star right-hander admitted, "You’re just building your arm speed up and trying to get comfortable with hitters in the box. That all worked out." He threw 36 pitches over his two simulated innings against minor league hitters. He'll throw one more bullpen sessions before making his Cactus League debut against the Indians on Wednesday.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 7 - 9:01 AM

Zack Greinke (elbow) is scheduled to throw live batting practice Friday in Dodgers camp.

If it goes well, he will make his Cactus League debut five days later. Greinke received a lubricating injection in his throwing elbow on February 19 and has been free of discomfort since. The right-hander should start the Dodgers' second regular-season game.
Mar 5 - 11:43 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
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
7Erik Bedard
8Chris Anderson
9Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Dustin McGowan
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Sergio Santos
11Chris Withrow
12Mike Adams
13Chad Gaudin
14David Huff