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Zack Greinke is “a longshot” to be ready for Opening Day

Mar 15, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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Zack Greinke‘s sore elbow has made him “a longshot” to be ready for Opening Day, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.

Even if he avoids any further elbow problems Greinke is running out of time to have more than one or two spring training starts before the season begins. Two early off days on the schedule mean the Dodgers won’t need a fifth starter until April 13, so Hernandez speculates that Greinke could begin the season on the disabled list.

Not exactly how you’d like a six-year, $147 million contract to start out, but the good news at least is that Greinke has been cleared to resume throwing already and it doesn’t sound like the Dodgers consider his elbow problems to be serious.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Mar 15, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    Dynasty?

  2. chacochicken - Mar 15, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Isn’t this the reason they kept Lilly, Harang, and Capuano?

  3. markovellidadon - Mar 15, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    The sky is falling! The sky is falling! All you chicken littles please run back to the coop.

    • paperlions - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:23 PM

      The Dodgers never were the sky, they just painted a picture of it….so….of course the sky isn’t falling, the picture just fell off the wall.

  4. unlost1 - Mar 15, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    kyle loshe to the recue

  5. unlost1 - Mar 15, 2013 at 3:19 PM

    kyle loshe to the rescue

  6. vader3234 - Mar 15, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    Jason Shmidt part two.

  7. randygnyc - Mar 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM

    He doesn’t need to be ready for opening day. He’s not good enough to pitch that day for his team, even if he was in perfect condition.

  8. ramrene - Mar 15, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    >The Dodgers never were the sky, they just painted a picture of it…

    Uh…

    The sky is Dodger Blue.

  9. manchestermiracle - Mar 16, 2013 at 2:23 PM

    The last thing the Dodgers’ll do is rush him. An investment that big deserves plenty of care and caution. I’d much rather see him able to pitch at the end of the year.

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