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Zack Greinke scheduled to pitch in minors game Wednesday

Mar 19, 2013, 9:43 PM EDT

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The progress continues for righty Zack Greinke.

According to Eric Stephen of True Blue LA, Greinke is scheduled to throw around 45 pitches in a minor league game Wednesday in camp. To provide a familiar backdrop, A.J. Ellis will start at catcher.

Greinke was diagnosed last week with inflammation in the back of his right (pitching) elbow. But he threw a pair of bullpen sessions this weekend and reported no lingering pain or discomfort in either workout.

The 29-year-old is currently on track to make his first regular-season start on April 5 against the Pirates.

He was originally slated to start the Dodgers’ second game of 2013 — April 2 vs. the rival Giants.

Greinke agreed to a six-year, $147 million free agent contract with Los Angeles this offseason.

  1. Marty - Mar 20, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Don’t they have 6-8 starters?

    • proudlycanadian - Mar 20, 2013 at 8:43 AM

      That is why they can send Greinke to the minors.

  2. Marty - Mar 20, 2013 at 12:02 AM

    Don’t they have 6-8 starters? Plug Capuano in there or sometin’.

    • manchestermiracle - Mar 20, 2013 at 12:38 AM

      Their early schedule permits a 4-man rotation. By the time they need five Greinke should be ready to go. Hopefully. I’m more worried about Billingsley and whether he’s healed from a partially torn elbow tendon.

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