After pitching in his first minor league spring training
game since March 1, Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Zack Greinke told
reporters – including Ken Gurnick of MLB.com – that he should be ready to start
the season on time.
"I should be. I think so," he said. "I'll
definitely be there, if I can build up endurance. I need some
Manager Don Mattingly echoed this sentiment, saying that
Greinke has enough time remaining in spring training to be ready to start the
Greinke wasn’t thrilled about his 64-pitch start against the
Kansas City Royals squad, as he noted that he does still have some kinks to
work out. However, he did say he felt strong, and the outing was enough to make
the right-hander feel he will be good start the regular season healthy.
Greinke was shut down earlier this spring after an elbow
scare. While there was initially some concern that he’d have to start the
regular season on the disabled list, but this doesn’t appear to be his fate as
long as he’s able to build up his arm strength.
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