On Thursday, Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting pitcher Zack Greinke left the Dodgers’ 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks after just four pitches.
Greinke was diagnosed with a right calf strain. The Dodgers seemed relieved it was not an arm injury and the calf problem is not expected to be severe.
Grienke seems to be doing well, according to Dodgers’ manager to Don Mattingly via Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles.
Manager Don Mattingly said on Friday that Greinke might throw his normal bullpen session Saturday and that he hasn’t been ruled out for pitching in Australia in one of the team’s first two games on March 22 or 23.
“He came in pretty good today,” Mattingly said.
Greinke threw just four pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks before leaving Thursday’s game. He declined to discuss the injury Friday.
Last season, Grienke threw 177.2 inning in 28 starts. He went 15-4 with a 2.63 ERA, a WHIP of 1.11 and 148 strikeouts. He gave up 54 runs, 52 earned, on 152 hits and 46 walks.
The Dodgers, who defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-0 Friday, will continue spring training against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday.