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It still seems unlikely that Zack Greinke makes his first start of the season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. His inflamed elbow will likely keep him out. However, Greinke is making progress and showing some positive signs. Like playing catch again.
Greinke will play catch again today for the first time since the diagnosis says Ken Gurnick of MLB.com. Of course, playing catch and pitching in a Major League game are two completely different things. For this reason, the Dodgers are already working on their contingency plan if Greinke can't make his scheduled start on April 2nd.
Greinke's return to game-action hinges on when he can start throwing bullpen sessions. According to Gurnick that won't happen for another week still. The delay in getting Greinke some work in before the season is what will likely hold him out for the first part of the season.
Greinke signed a six-year, $159 million contract with the Dodgers this offseason. They want to make sure he does not have any long-term health concerns. Holding Greinke out during the first week of the season is a far better proposition than rushing him back and risking further injury.
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