After coming out of the game in Thursday against Arizona with a “mild calf strain” Zack Greinke is now in doubt for the opening series trip to Australia.
“He’s not going to be 90 pitches by that time.” Said manager Don Mattingly, “Greinke’s next game will be a simulated game. No date set.”
Zack is getting paid 26 million dollars this year so lets hope we see him in Australia but it doesn’t look likely right now.
“Greinke is very unlikely to make his next scheduled ST start but he is NOT ruled out for Australia as of now. He’ll play catch tomorrow.” – Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) February 28, 2014.
Straight after the injury Dylan Hernandez, dodgers.com reporter interviewed Zack, “It definitely doesn’t take me out of the mix,” Greinke said. “Hopefully, it doesn’t. But we’ll see how it feels tomorrow.”
The problem for the Dodgers now is, because of the short Spring they need to hurry to pitchers to get the ready to throw 90 pitches and they need to make that decision soon, With Kershaw having a couple of shocking outings is it worth sending him down on a risk?
Greinke went 15-4 with a 2.63 ERA last season and the hope is that he isn’t out for long and can continue to properly prepare for the beginning of the regular season in the coming weeks.