Thu, 27 Mar 2014 08:27:43 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (back) doesn't think the teres muscle issue in his back is serious, and he expects to simply push his start back instead of miss it. "It's just one start that has to be pushed back. It's definitely something that if I had to pitch tomorrow, I could probably do it. It just wouldn't feel great," Kershaw said. SPs Hyun-Jin Ryu and Dan Haren are the candidates to replace Kershaw Sunday, March 30, against the San Diego Padres. SP Zack Greinke is scheduled to start Tuesday, April 1, and will not be moved up.
Fantasy Tip: Kershaw should be expected to make a start at some point next week, so you shouldn't be worried about leaving him in your weekly lineups.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:46:17 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (calf) said he is 100 percent healed from his right calf strain, and he'll make a spring start Thursday, March 27, although his pitch count isn't quite where it needs to be for a regular season game. He made 72 pitches in his start over the weekend.
Fantasy Tip: Greinke should be fine and ready to make his first start of the season next week after another spring outing. Greinke represented pretty great value in most drafts while he was dealing with his calf injury for most of the spring.
Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:40:23 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (calf) worked four scoreless innings with one hit allowed in a minor-league game Monday, March 17. He threw 32 of his 42 pitches for strikes.
Fantasy Tip: Greinke had been slowed by a calf issue, but he looked dominant in this performance. For now, he appears healthy heading into the regular season and is a must-start in all fantasy formats.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:41:57 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (calf) threw a bullpen session Friday, March 14, and continued to make progress from his mild calf strain. He could pitch in a minor league game Monday, March 17, and he could be an "exempt" player who could be added to the 25-man roster if the Dodgers think he'll be ready to pitch in the team's second series of the year against the San Diego Padres.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:23:17 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (calf) said his calf felt good during his outing Wednesday, March 12, but he wasn't happy with his pitching or arm strength.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:54:23 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (calf) did pitchers fielding practice and other drills Tuesday, March 11, and he will start the team's game Wednesday, March 12.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:12:36 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (calf) was pain-free during his bullpen session Monday, March 10, and he also went through fielding drills. Greinke could pitch in a spring game this week, perhaps as early as Wednesday, March 12.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:47:45 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (calf) will throw another bullpen session Monday, March 10.
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 17:57:52 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (calf) threw 34 pitches over two innings in a batting practice session Saturday, March 8, facing players such as OF Matt Kemp. He is expected to take fielding practice in a few days.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 13:49:21 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (calf) tossed a 25-pitch bullpen session Thursday, March 6, and he could move to facing hitters next, putting him on track to throw in a spring game next week. He's still not expected to pitch in the team's opening series in Australia, though.